I am new to SAFE and I’ve been reading about it for a little while now, but I haven’t been able to figure out how the SAFE network would defend against hacked software that someone might develop. Specifically, software that creates a node that doesn’t scrub IPs, keeps track of data packets sent, encrypts things with a backdoor (somehow), or other various actions. It doesn’t matter what it does; it matters whether nodes can appear to be normal but do nefarious things. How would the network tell the difference?
Along the same lines, how is the SAFE network updated once it is released? What if someday MAIDsafe is taken over by people who post “open source” code but then release it with compiled code that includes backdoors?
It is likely that I misunderstand something about how SAFE works, so feel free to correct my misunderstanding!