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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-06 04:50
  Subject:   [Digg] Reflections on trusting random websites.
Away from home? No compiler? Type your source code in and have it compiled online. Just choose a language and enter your code in the box. Choose a language by clicking on the language below. You can either use C#, VB.NET, C or Fortran currently.


I don't have any problems whatsoever with letting random websites compile binaries that I then run in completely unprotected space. Do you?

Security issues aside, how long do you think it'll be before someone uploads the whole X11 source tree and tells the servers to compile it 10,000 times in a row? ;]

Has someone alerted bruce_schneier?
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  User: zonereyrie
  Date: 2006-06-06 05:12 (UTC)
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No, no problem at all.

As long as it isn't MY machine. ;-)
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-06-06 05:16 (UTC)
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An excellent point. Zoner++
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Alex Belits: iskra
  User: abelits
  Date: 2006-06-06 06:08 (UTC)
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Now browsers are much larger pieces of software than compilers, and even Microsoft distributes a standalone compiler free of charge, so it doesn't really make much sense.
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