[conspire] Autodowload a Virus
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 5 21:15:41 PST 2010
Quoting Don Marti (dmarti at zgp.org):
> There's also a UI design problem. If a user clicks
> on a web link, you don't want something like:
> Open "http://downloads.rat-bag.com/spyware/pwn.deb"
> with "Nifty GUI Package Installer?"
> Then, if the user clicks "Yes" or "Install" or
> Please enter your password to run "Nifty GUI Package
> Installer" as root:
> The user actions required to install new software
> are getting too close to the actions required to
> open a file. The more different they are, the more
> warning users get.
Now, that's a really, really good point.
Come to think of it, I'm not actually clear on what the user experience
looks like, in any recent Ubuntu release, when you fetch and then
double-click on a .deb file in GNOME's file-management thingie
(Nautilus?). Maybe an Ubuntista would care to comment. (Thanks!)
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