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Comment: C: Bioconductor Installation may be insecure against man-in-the-middle attacks
... I just updated my version of R and it now appears to be supporting HTTPS URLs for installing packages from CRAN. I tried using the source() bioconductor with HTTPS instead of HTTP and it worked. I recommend you all to update the documentation on the main page, as well as the biocLite() function, to ...
written 4.2 years ago by will.townes0
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Comment: C: Bioconductor Installation may be insecure against man-in-the-middle attacks
... OK, so it sounds like at this point there is no way to avoid the MITM risk until HTTPS is supported by base R. I guess I'll just keep using the default installation method and hope that HTTPS support comes soon. ...
written 4.4 years ago by will.townes0
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Comment: C: Bioconductor Installation may be insecure against man-in-the-middle attacks
... Thanks! Would it make sense to provide this information on the installation page so that other users like myself who may not be savvy to security issues can avoid the MITM risk? It seems like the more secure method should be suggested as the default procedure. ...
written 4.4 years ago by will.townes0
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Bioconductor Installation may be insecure against man-in-the-middle attacks
... The installation procedure for bioconductor may be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, because it is calling `source()` on an HTTP URL. I am not a security expert but it seems like HTTPS should be used instead, or perhaps some kind of signing of the code, and/or verifying using checksums? If th ...
installation source security http written 4.4 years ago by will.townes0 • updated 4.4 years ago by Dan Tenenbaum8.2k

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