Re: Balsa and e-post viruses

The thing is that linux is safer on this if user isn't stupid 
and is using root as default user account.

If user starts any bash script by clicking on an attachment
he could do same very big things if using root.

if he/she is using this executable file with another account he atleat
only remove his own account info :-)

But if I'm right balsa will NEVER implement a execute command for
attachments :-)

But one thing for sure. We could ofcourse not be 100 % safe to 
have virus/attacks on linux to in the future...

but  hopefully not in the mail applications...



On Fri, 05 May 2000 13:17:52 Preben Randhol wrote:
> Pawel Salek <> wrote on 05/05/2000 (13:03) :
> > On  5 May, Preben Randhol wrote:
> > > But is it implemented in Balsa to make it able to run scripts or program
> > > files by doubleclicking? 
> > 
> > The answer is: no. We would need to implement some kind of sandbox
> > approach first. Obviously, one can save the attachment and run it after
> > inspection.
> That will always be possible so it cannot be fixed as such. I'm more
> concerend about the easy click-and-launch and auto-lanuch that is
> possible in the affected programs this time (i.e Outlook).
> -- 
> Preben Randhol -- [] -- <>
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