Possible security hole for Dialers/troyan horses

Aloril aloril at iki.fi
Fri Mar 2 07:24:56 CET 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 13:38 -0500, Todd W wrote:

> That's the problem with malware in general. You can't engineer stupidity out 
> of your users. 

Fortunately in Linux usually to be able to run executable arriving in
email you need to do following:

1) Save file to disk
2) chmod +x that_file (or equivalent in GUI)
3) run_that_file

Intersection of people willing to run binaries arriving from unknown
source in mail and able to do above fortunately is small ;-)

Security holes in image decoders, etc.. this can lead to problems if its
common that users don't update.

Aloril <aloril at iki.fi>

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