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Re: Stopping open proxies and open relays

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Sat Feb 07 14:49:48 2004

On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 20:27:11 +0200, Petri Helenius said:

> It would help if systems would only execute code that is signed 
> properly. This would make malware traceable. However the current way of 
> getting your code signed is in many cases too costly for the casual open 
> source developer so people are used to running unsigned or selfsigned 
> application even when the facilities to check signatures would already 
> exist in the system. (though for example in Windows, signatures are only 
> checked at install, not runtime)

People are used to doing dumb things.  Here's a depressing story:

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