Possible security hole for Dialers/troyan horses
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)
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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