I do not know if this question should be asked here or not. In almost every language, malware exists. Is the same also applicable for
vim is running with high system privileges. Is there any possibility that a new
vim user could ruin up his/her system by using a plugin or nice looking
vimrc file (i.e., so-called malicious scripts in other scripting languages)?
What are the measures that a new user can take care of before running unknown script files? I know that disabling scripts is a obvious solution to that. But there are a really good number of plugins which are quite useful, even for the new learners.
Again to say, this question might not fit here, but I do believe that security is also very important part of the entire picture.
Pointing to some resources or info regarding this would be very much helpful for the new
vim users like me.