I have tried to search the forum and the www. but I can’t seem to word it right or it has not been covered to good.
I’m a newbie to Linux and Manjaro, my question is how do I know if the software downloaded from i.e the terminal is safe? or using pacman GUI with AUR, Snaps, and flatpacks are safe?
By safe I mean a minimal chance of back-doors, trackers/loggers, and other misc malware, seeing that it’s mostly “civilian people” that have made these programs and does the updating?
i.e if I go to the Cryptomator homepage I can find an appimage to download straight from them. with a signature (which is more trustworthy to me) seeing that if there was anything with that appimage I know exactly where to turn. Rather than the one that I find in the GUI of pacman which says AUR and it has a different maintainer.
This is just one example I had, and I hope you understand what It is I’m trying to ask. I’m just trying to learn how to be confident about the apps/software I want to have on my Manjaro system.
lastly, I just want to thank all of you great people for making a superb OS.