Fb Messenger for Linux

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Fb Messenger for Linux

Post#1 by luismart89 » 29 Mar 2017, 00:36

Fb Messenger for Linux.

This app is a stand alone app for Facebook Messenger.
found it while I was looking the same app for OS X, surprise was the release of the package for Linux too, which is great.
I converted the module so it can be used on Porteus.
Tested on Porteus Cinnamon. 3.2.2 and works fine 8)
hope this could be useful for some one else. I added a few screenshots of the app running.

here is the link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
Test it and let me know if it works for you! 8)

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Post#2 by Evan » 29 Mar 2017, 05:43

I've lost count the amount of times Facebook Messenger has been reported the last few years for targeting users with exploits and trojans........

It's not something i would personally trust.

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Post#3 by luismart89 » 30 Mar 2017, 16:33

I am concern about what you said. and thank you for your reply.

In past years problem was the low security implementation of the API for Fb Messenger caused security problems as you said. but the way fb works today and I mean for desktop machines is trough the web app, that conects directly to the FB Messenger servers.
so if you try it what you will see is the same thing as if you were on your web browser on the fb messenger page.

Now I found this app the last year so its new, Never had a problem with it so I,ve used this app, and I trust the original developer.
you can check more info about it if you wish on https://messengerfordesktop.com/
there is more info about this app, the same I had posted here for OS X, Windows and Linux (a .deb file is provided for linux system, and also a .rpm file I think for suse systems).

so check it out, and give it a try!
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Re: Fb Messenger for Linux

Post#4 by Evan » 30 Mar 2017, 22:49

just 3 months ago

Messenger-for-Desktop Installed Malware (ZipCloud & MacKeeper)
https://github.com/aluxian/Messenger-fo ... -283514347

The dev claims to have resolved this issue but it's obvious he can't be trusted as only two weeks back it's being reported again by those that work for security and anti-virus vendors.

Example: Expert Thomas Reed at Malware
https://twitter.com/thomasareed?lang=en

Thomas Reed‏ @thomasareed Mar 13
Beware of messengerfordesktop[dot]com... the download there is now an InstallCore installer, dropping adware and PUPs.‏

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Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Apr 2017, 03:19

the mal/adware concerns quoted above are related to mac/windows installers from the particular dotcom,
not the app itself.. or the .deb or .rpm
perhaps it might be better to source it from https://github.com/aluxian/Messenger-fo ... p/releases
or https://www.messengerfordesktop.org/ to avoid the guilt by association...
Forum Rules : http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=44

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Post#6 by Evan » 01 Apr 2017, 04:02

But if the Developer is not capable of keeping his webpage secure with the same repeat issue then how can his code be trusted?

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Post#7 by Ed_P » 01 Apr 2017, 04:42

^ If a pc can run malicious code how can a pc be trusted? :twisted:
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Post#8 by Evan » 01 Apr 2017, 08:33

I think we may have just broken the space time continuum. Image

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Post#9 by luismart89 » 12 Apr 2017, 18:02

hahaha I know some skeptical people will say ¨I don't trust the app or the Dev Team¨, the thing is whatever you choose to do in this life has a risk, so It is up to you to test it, and try it.
if you don't care or don't trust on the app, then is your problem.
go to source as I did.
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happy testing if you dare! 8)

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Re: Fb Messenger for Linux

Post#10 by Evan » 13 Apr 2017, 05:22

luismart89 wrote:the thing is whatever you choose to do in this life has a risk, so It is up to you to test it, and try it.
if you don't care or don't trust on the app, then is your problem.
So basically you're saying you don't care about the the vulnerable and computer illiterate as it's their own fault for using Windows or MacOS as long as you are ok by using Linux source.

:shock:

A lot of users dual boot between Windows on a Hardrive and Portues on a USB stick so some may try using Fb Messenger on both setups , so how does your linux source protect them?.

Do you inform Porteus users or do you keep quiet so they could potentially get infected?

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