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Re: Compilers make a system less secure?



On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 04:21:41PM +1200, josh wrote:
Some people seem to think that installing a compiler inherently makes
their system less secure... despite never being able to cite any actual
reasons why.

If someone has enough access to your system to use a compiler (maliciously), couldn't they just as easily download/install their own (compiler or pre-compiled binary)?



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