Richard Bucker

Trust Nothing Trust Everything

Posted at — Dec 16, 2021

I’m staring at my console of a few terminal windows and a panel of my pop_os package installer… and my head is spinning. My backup laptop has become my primary development machine… and while I trust my choices for development and protecting my customer’s data and the disk encryption and so on… should I trust their packaged chromium and ungoogled chrome? What about their FireFox?

Do I communicate with my bank with these binaries?

Actually it’s not so much a question about whether to trust the browser but that is part of it… but can I trust the OS. Pop_OS is free and you have to ask how much you really trust?