Quoting Aidan Delaney (adelaney at cs.may.ie):
> I've not heard of any Linux users affected by this. It would be
> particularly difficult on Linux as one would have to find a security
> hole that provided (essentially) a shell account to the system. If such
> a hole was found and used, malware would then have to change your
> settings and this is a distribution dependant thing. Writing such a
> piece of malware would be very non-trivial.
>> I think the Windows problem is that it has a concept of trust. For
> example it might trust your local network, or microsoft.com.
I'd say thosee users' biggest problem is that, in general, escalation of
privilege is made trivially easy. The difference isn't inherent in the
system's core, but rather pervades the default system setup and
surrounding technical culture.
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