user agent

Date: 2017-01-23 11:34 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The problem is not permissions, it's the trust you can put in software components, to behave on your behalf.

Assuming a trusted hardware platform (this is already a whole can of worm in itself), the user can only trust the software he wrote himself, or the software of which he has the sources, sources that are understandable, and that the user can compile with a trusted compiler.

Granted, every steps in this process are difficult, but there's no way out. Otherwise, you have to trust strangers such as Meitu or Kaspersky, and give them the key of your house!
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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