I was looking for applications which show detailed hardware / driver information, and Hardware Probe seemed to fit the bill. However, when I ran it, it appeared to do nothing. However, I tried
flatpak run org.linux_hardware.hw-probe to see what would happen, and to my surprise, it did this in the terminal:
Executing hw-probe -all -upload WARNING: run as root for better results Probe for hardware ... Ok Reading logs ... Ok Uploaded to DB, Thank you! Probe URL: https://linux-hardware.org/?probe=136c409f1a
Woah, that’s not cool. I didn’t expect that at all. I guess I should take that “unsafe” icon a little more seriously. I don’t think there is malicious intent here, but it is certainly misleading. It turns out the “screenshots” are images of the website, not of any application, and the automatic, silent
-all -upload shouldn’t happen.