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Re: Do we really need to worry about viruses

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 10:39:50PM -0400, ScruLoose wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 09:27:48PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> > ScruLoose writes:
> > > But at least you _can_ mount /home noexec, and in many circumstances
> > > that'll be a perfectly practicable solution... :P
> > 
> > It's not a complete solution.  It's just another layer of defense.  
> This is entirely true and has already been mentioned in this thread.
> The response, which seems highly valid to me, went something like
> this:
> The kind of user who knows how to get around the noexec barrier is
> _not_ the kind of user who's going to be taken in by a click-through
> e-mail virus or trojan.
> So in the context of this discussion, mounting /home noexec seems to be
> a perfectly adequate solution for the problem we're applying it to.

I don't know but this seems like overkill. Does mounting home noexec
mean that I can't run programs for /home/. What about at school. They
don't even have lynx installed and their version of mutt is broken, etc.
I depend on being able to compile and install software in ~/software/.

Wouldn't an even easier solution be to stop the user from using the
computer. No way they can get a virus that way :) Just joking but

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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