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Re: Edonkey/Overnet Plugins capable of Virus/Worm behavior
From: Alexander Demenshin (aldem-bugtraqaldem.net)
Date: Thu Dec 18 2003 - 14:32:40 CST
On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 10:32:01AM -0000, Julian Ashton wrote:
> MetaMachine and checked when loaded. Am I asking too much? I do not want
> to see this network become a mode of virus propogation.
A simple bulk-emailer is much worse than file-sharing network - this way
a potential virus/trojan may be sent out to tens of millions (and 80%
will click "run").
Of course, any tool may be misused... You can buy a knife and kill someone,
so should we stop selling (any) knives, or require certification or police
permit (and registration) before selling one? :)