[clug-talk] OT: Warning
gustin at echostar.ca
Wed May 24 09:10:23 PDT 2006
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Mitchell Brown wrote:
> Thanks for umm, dare I say, defending me Gustin? :)
> This is exactly what I was trying to do -- warn people.
> I could totally get how that could happen on a Windows machine, but not on
> Linux - it just seems. Kinda farfetched.
> You know how you hear on the news "NEVER OPEN WEBSITES YOU MAY GET IN
> EMAILS! THEY COULD DAMAGE YOUR COMPUTER!" Well, I've been on computers for
> 10 years and never seen anything like that.
Not really defending a person, more of an ideal. This topic was bound
to hit a few buttons.
> So yeah, sorry to anyone who I offended - but maybe now, instead of
> a link from someone who gives it to you, you'll think twice.
> PS: Gustin, how did you manage to get to the source code? No matter what I
> did it just kept multiplying like some sort of cascade-virus (hey I like
> that, sounds kinda cliche. Cascade virus).
This was not a virus, more accurate to say it was the result of a
all software can likely be used in an unintended manner and the best
filter is usually our brain and "uncommon" sense. Security is only as
strong as the weakest link, which 99% of time is between the keyboard
and chair, regardless of the OS on the computer.
For the future, try to be a little clearer with point of your post.
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