Possible security hole for Dialers/troyan horses

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at comcast.net
Fri Mar 2 16:23:36 CET 2007

Aloril writes:
>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

That's only because Linux MUA's typically don't implement the 'run
directly from the message' functionality that Outlook does.  Not
giving users the convenience they have come to expect is necessary to
keep this happy state of affairs -- it's nothing inherent in Linux.

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