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Date: Thu Aug 26 2010 - 23:30:33 CDT
Dan Kaminsky <dandoxpara.com> wrote:
>>> Instead of it executing "wab.exe (Windows Address Book) and open the
>>> file test.vcf", one can directly get any .exe file open.
>> Users have shown themselves very willing to open up test.vcf.exe.
> Or for that matter, test, which is actually an exe with the icon of a
> vcf. Thus the problem with all this chortling about foolish
> applications: the desktop simply does not possess the security model
> of the browser or the email client.
Badly setup desktops: do not "hide extensions", maybe view details (or
list) not icons.
Paul Szabo pszmaths.usyd.edu.au http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney Australia
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