RE: viruses on GNOME?

"Jeffrey Stedfast" said:
> We (GNOME) aren't stupid, and I think we can leave it at that ;-)

Of course, I know that ;-) (that's why I like it here!)

My problem is that it seems to me like those macro viruses are a somewhat inevitable side-effect when you build components and allow other programs to talk to those components...

So my main question comes down to this: What has to be done when you want to build a component model ala GNOME/Windoze/KDE, but avoid evil persons to use it to terrorize users... Protection that goes beyond "Do not open that mail 'cause it's evil". Protection that is build into the architecture (or at least into the components).


> Jeff
> On 15 Feb 2001 09:25:13 +0100, Arjan J. Molenaar wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Yesterday and today there has been much talk about another 
> Windows (worm) virus: one that appears to display a picture 
> of the famous tennis player Anna Kournikova, but instead 
> sends itself to everyone in the lusers address book. ... and 
> it made me wondering...
> > 
> > In the end, GNOME will sport some sort of scripting 
> language (probably more than one)...
> > 
> > How can we avoid this kind of viruses? The most resent 
> Windows virus problems were all caused by stupid macro 
> viruses, just calling some components, doing nothing special at all...
> > 
> > ... Just a thought...
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Arjan
> > 
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