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
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.