[OS X TeX] Skim badware?

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Sun Feb 7 19:40:47 CET 2016

Le 7 févr. 2016 à 19:31, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> a écrit :

> On , at 2016 Feb 7,12:42 PM, jfbu wrote:
>> Le 7 févr. 2016 à 18:27, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> uBlock Origin has prevented the following page from loading:
>>> http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/
>>> Because of the following filter
>>> ||sourceforge.net^$document
>>> Found in: uBlock filters – Badware risks
>> is this to mean that uBlock generally considers sourceforge as bad,
>> or only http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/ ?
>> AdBlock on this page signals as filter-able elements only these elements:
>> http://sflogo.sourceforge.net/sflogo.php?group_id=192583&type=12
>> http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/images/UpdatesBySparkle.png
>> http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/images/skim.ico
>> http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/images/skimIcon.png
>> http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/styles.css
>> http://sourceforge.net/sflogo.php?group_id=192583&type=12
>> all of whom being images apart from the css stylesheet.
>> I am using Skim on a daily basis and have no reason to suspect malware, I mean no reason to suspect it anymore than anything else.
> I never even implied that Skim was malware. As I said, I know a number of people on this list use it.
> All I wanted to know is how can my students download it safely.

I understand. I was just querying what reason was invoked by uBlock Origin. Your quote above contains "Badware risks". Does uBlock Origin mean generally speaking that SourceForge is a source of "Badware risks" or specifically the Skim page ? (that was my question, I can not check as I don't have that plug-in installed)

Best wishes


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