Regarding the BC Downloads section...BC hosts download links to various software items...as a courtesy/convenience to our many members.
Providing these download links...in no way should be interpreted as an "endorsement" or other suggestion to employ such software. That's a user/member decision. The links are available strictly (IMO) as a convenient point for readily available software which a member may want to access without the hazards inherent in many typical websites offering downloads.
The links at BC are offered with full knowledge of the software developers.
I don't believe that there should be any difference at all between the versions hosted by BC or the versions hosted at the website of the program developer. The "danger" comes when you download from many of the multiple websites which don't necessarily host the most current version and are fraught with misleading buttons/ads and other inconveniences that a person has not bargained for.