[svlug] eWeek article on MS Outlook
joey at kitenet.net
Tue May 16 02:00:23 PDT 2000
Deirdre Saoirse wrote:
> On Mon, 15 May 2000, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Interesting question to contemplate: Do the BSD-based MacOS X Server
> > and (beta) MacOS X versions perpetuate this conceptual model? If so,
> > then they may pose the same risk for user-authority viruses / trojans
> > / worms as we've seen lately on MS Windows 9x and NT.
> Well, for a script to execute (vs. just open), it would have to have its
> execute bit set.
I think what Rick is describing is much more like "python foo.py", where
foo.py's permissions are largely irrevelant. Just subsctitute visual
basic for python and ILOVEYOU for foo.py
Of course you may be right about OS X -- I don't know anything about it,
but again I don't see that file execute permissions need enter the picture.
see shy jo
 No, I did not dream up this message as an excuse to say that. ;-)
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