Is github safe: Is it safe to download code from GitHub?

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I'm fairly new when it comes to using GitHub, so I'm a bit sceptical when it comes to downloading repository and running them on my machine. I am looking at a key logger right now, for personal use (fun) and not to do anything malicious.

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When you download anything from the internet, it can contain malicious stuff. So an anti-virus scan is always a good option after you download the repo.



When you want to download a repo from GitHub, go through the code once. If the code is using any libraries, check them out and find out what those libraries are used for.



If you trust the developer of the repo or a branch, you can download and run it without worry. GitHub does have secure end-to-end transmission.

 
 

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