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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    gnome themes don't use deb all the time, and you can disguise a theme to run malicious code by just copying the theme manually and trying to apply it.
    Combine that with the fact that real attacks wouldn't bother deleting everything on the disk. It would turn the machine into a zombie computer ready to DDOS someone.
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Ok that's it, I am now reading the install scripts (and comments) on every deb I download from the the *-look sites...
    "Microsoft Windows: A collection of 32bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16bit patch to an 8bit O.S. originally coded for a 4bit microprocessor written by a 2bit company who cant stand 1 bit of competition." Jargon File 4.4.7

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasa1111 View Post
    Just a friendly warning to anyone who visits gnome-look.
    INSTALLING THIS WILL DELETE YOUR HDD~ http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=142208

    So do not use it.


    One of the very few times I installed something from there without looking at the comments first..
    and it wiped my entire 11.04-Natty partition.

    My 10.10 partition is intact, but it completely destroyed my 11.04 side.

    So,
    This just goes to show that even if your are usually quite vigilante..
    You can still slip up and screw yourself.
    Like i just did.

    Be careful.
    Out there be *scumbag* monsters...
    Looks like it's been taken down

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    I was looking for themes just yesterday, and it was very hard to find any that did not require the user to add a ppa. I can understand avoiding debs and ppas, but its hard when thats the only option.
    Things are rarely just crazy enough to work, but they're frequently just crazy enough to fail hilariously.

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by trizrK View Post
    Looks like it's been taken down
    Yeah, like 6 or so hours after I made this thread.
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    I was looking for themes just yesterday, and it was very hard to find any that did not require the user to add a ppa. I can understand avoiding debs and ppas, but its hard when thats the only option.
    I rarely have to use/add a PPA for themes.
    Only themes Ive ever added a PPA for was Orta.
    But I have and download lots of themes..
    and really ever need to use a PPA to get/use them.

    I actually only recall seeing very few themes with a PPA.
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