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Re: If Linux Becomes More Prevalent -> was Re: FW: registration confirmation...

On Thursday 29 January 2004 12:47 am, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 08:50:38PM -0500, Adam Aube wrote:
> > Migrating them to a new OS won't help - only education will.
> No, but it'll likely go a long way in limiting damage if they're not
> root.

It may limit the damage - but it will not completely alleviate the 
problem. For example, imagine a technically clueless user receives a 
message similar to this:

"Check out this great game! It requires root access to install, though, so 
when prompted, enter your root password to install the game!"

If a user will open a random zip file they received in their email and run 
its contents, they will certainly enter their root password when prompted 
to do so.


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