No link to an exe file has been posted regardless so i’m not sure where you are drawing from here. Just a website which has links to exe (once the client is released of course)… which literally any gaming website has.
His website does clearly outline what the client is and how it works (granted I have a electronic engineering background and have taken a collage course on internet security. so I do know a fair bit about software and interception of packets from the internet). His program is extremely dangerous if he had malicious intent. Intent is what you have to judge personally about every program you ever install (including physical discs, not just the internet). This is rule one of being a responsible user of your technology.
If a minor gets a hold of a virus, it is their own fault, not someone else. Their parents are responsible for the damages since that minor is under their care (and presumably it would be the parent’s information that is more likely to be of value as well). I’m not blaming the victim here, but reminding that security is and always will be first and foremost on the shoulder’s of the end user (read one of those end user legal documents for downloading services sometime, its there too).
I am likely to use this client, in fact I have plans to when it is made available. But I also know how to verify it has limits in place for what it intercepts and reports, and I am capable of making changes to it if I so wished. Will I go through this extra effort, probably not because I do have a certain level of trust for the person creating the application.
Mods are “allowed” by Wonderstruck or they wouldn’t have a mod section of the forums. They maintain and reserve the right to ban any one, or all the ones made if they so choose. Some mods that have been made to adjust the 3rd person camera for instance, were looked at by Devs and not banned (at this time). In fact James mentioned on another thread that we can alter textures in the game files to create new “user imaged” blocks into the game on our personal side, even encouraged it since it could show the devs new ideas for potential blocks that could be added in the future (if I were an artist I would already be doing this btw).
The issue of your personal device’s security is on you the person, not on the company who some third party software is interacting with. I realize laws are different in different parts of the world but this is how it works in my country, and it feels like common sense to me.