Re: Balsa and e-post viruses

On Fri, May 05, 2000 at 11:55:54AM +0200, Preben Randhol wrote:
> I'm wondering if you have given some thought into what to do to prevent
> viruses like the resent ILOVEU virus from spreading through Linux
> systems? 
> I'm not talking about visual basic viruses, but how to handle
> attachments? (It is not possible to download balsa from the web-pages so
> I haven't been able to test out 0.8 yet)
> I mean if one can doubleclick and then an attachment is opened in an app
> it is usually fine, but if one also can run attached programs by
> doubleclicking one would have a similar problem as the current.
> Have you given this any though?

Well, fundamentally, it's a user education problem.  As long as balsa
doesn't run anything *automatically* then the only worry is idiot
users deliberately choosing to run suspicious looking files.

Not a lot we can do about that.


Jules Bean                          |        Any sufficiently advanced 
jules@{,}  |  technology is indistinguishable              |               from a perl script

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