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Thu Sep 20 17:22:13 UTC 2007
Tim M wrote:
>> If you execute malware, it has the right to do everything you're allowed
>> to - like deleting your data, adding a call to start a keylogger to
>> your ~/.bashrc etc. - regardless whether or not the system is up-to-date.
>> It's every user's own responsibility to keep his fingers under control.
> How is malware able to deploy if it is not given permission? I am not
> doubting that you are right. I am simply asking how the malware would
> start simply by clicking on link or whatever. TM
It can't deploy on Windows (newer versions, anyway) unless you give it
permission. Unfortunately, most users give their everyday accounts
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