Re: LUA security
A pure Lua script (that is, those without a helper program) is completely safe. Those are executed in a sandbox that Turbine set up, in exactly a manner defined by Turbine, and cannot break out of their sandbox. The vast majority of plugins fall into this category.
Originally Posted by Hetweith
Anytime you have a plugin that requires a helper program, that is, a plugin that requires another program to be running along side LotRO, are not necessarily safe. As far as I know, all of the helper programs are safe, but this is where the nasty stuff would be. Currently, this is the DPS charts and a few other plugins.
A general rule of thumb..... if all the plugin needs you to do is unzip it, and plop it in the plugins folder before you can use it, it's going to be a safe plugin. On the other hand, if a plugin requires you to drop it in the plugins folder AND run another program so it can function, then I'd be wary.
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