I was not able to download or Arrange RHEL 5.3 from "any" legitimate source and It was very urgent ( long story made short).
Now I got RHEL 5.3 64 bit in my hand Downloaded from some torrent website .
My question is
1, Is this Software trustable ? that is , did anyone could have Edited this OS(RHEL 5.3) , and made it available through torrent downloads so that , if any one download it and install the same , they (people who made this available through Torrents) can have some back door access and manipulate the whole data??..!! Or cause some other typical attack's...??..!!
2, How can we make sure that , the binaries (RHEL 5.3 -OS) that I downloaded is safe and no "hidden codes" are there. (Methods )
3, Is there any Tools to check the legitimacy of this downloaded RHEL 5.3 ?
Additional information :
1, I just installed in a Spare Laptop , using the software(RHEL 5.3) , I downloaded from Torrent website , and it looks normal, but my expertise is very minimum in Linux .