I am very, very new to Linux. I am taken aback at how upon installing elementaryOS I was immediately hit with a series of "updates" to various functionalities.
How do I know these updates are safe? Or even what they did to my machine? How do I know there wasn't a MIM attack, or if my machine has been compromised with a keylogger or something? Is there a way to check whatever's going on my machine against some kind of "official" version?
Sorry if this is an idiot question, I am new to all of this but I hear you can do that with opensource stuff?