edgy on x64: Request for extension of the /.hidden file
towsonu2003 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 06:47:59 BST 2006
Alexander Orlov wrote:
> Recently I have found the ".hidden" file in my / dir that prevents
> some directories form being displayed in Konqueror. If that is a
> good idea or not, is not the point I want discuss.
First, to clarify, this is not to start a discussion but to ask a
question, relevant to Edgy development as far as I can think. :)
isn't the hidden file a security risk for Edgy users? if a local
attacker finds a way to change it, wouldn't s/he be able to put anything
s/he wants to the user's home folder, without the user knowing about the
file. wouldn't this make the .hidden file a specific target of attackers?
I would be glad if you could point me to the correct mailing list
archive or forum or etc... if this was previously discussed. my searches
didn't reveal anything.
PS. I am asking, not trying to discuss. I will not discuss whether it is
a good or bad idea, but trying to learn if this was thought about
before. A very simple "we discussed this in this and that mailing list /
meeting" would be enough. As I'm not using edgy, I just learned about
this new feature (and if you say that it is present in Dapper, which I
use, I will be all red and ashamed :) ).
Please scan all attachments for viruses.
Or (though you might like Rodin) you might as well avoid "The Gates of
Hell" and use Linux.
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