On Thursday 4 March 2004, dermot.daly at itsmobile.com (Dermot Daly) wrote:
>Oh, for pity's sake: There's _nothing_ conceivably dangerous about
>opening a zip archive, unless you (or some badly designed software you
>decide to use) thereafter take the amazingly stupid step of running an
>executable contained within. So, Don't Do That, Then.
>>I worked for many years on MS-Windows without having problems with
>malware through exercise of basic logic and taking responsibility for
>processes I chose to run. Although I washed my hands of that OS for
>other reasons, surely that approach still works.
Of course that works. BUT in a world where an admin (I can't remember
where, but I bet somebody will post a URL) as an experiment sent a
Winpopup or somesuch around his whole network saying "Please click OK to
erase your entire hard disk" or somesuch, and > 50% of the users clicked
OK, you are clearly starting from a very low base.
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