I have a router and using it with Tomato FW and loving it. It is far more better than orignal FW…. I respect the hardwork that coders are putting in to develop these different FWs and I also understand that this is not an easy task and these guys are doing this for free which is amazing and unbeleivable but
I have question to all of you…..
What if a person say Bob create a Tomato/DD-WTR Fw with Keylooger built in Linux and hidden and transmitting logs to a FTP how would we know……….. I do not even know whether it is do able or not but this question just popped in my head…………..Any suggestions
Again no offences to the hard working coders…………
Download, look at every line in the source code. Compile it yourself (assuming that you also checked your compiler source code to make sure it will not insert trojans).
Too difficult, don't wanna pay for the time to study, understand source codes and read them? You'll have to trust and take their word for it when you download the binaries. Things are never free, you have to pay with something and trust (or your fears) is one kinda payment.
After all, did you trust Steve Jobs and/or Bill Gates?
Also note that the code is written by some key people and there are maintainers who will do cursory inspection of code before accepting them( for code written by others).
any such activity described above means loss of reputation for the entire tomato firmware project along with individual involved.