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Re: Do we really need to worry about viruses

Alan Shutko wrote:
> Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> writes:
> ...
> > And a click-thru virus (or is it really a trojan?) can only do
> > damage to files that you have privs to touch (unless there's a bug
> > in Java or JavaScript).
> ...  But just saying "A virus
> can't hurt a user unless it's root" is incorrect.  

Right.  I think some are thinking that the damage can be contained
(kept from the OS and other users), but then forgetting about the
area in which the damage is contained (the initiating user's space).

Daniel Barclay

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