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Re: Dumb users spread viruses

  • From: Petri Helenius
  • Date: Mon Feb 09 02:39:07 2004

Roland Perry wrote:

As for this business of "opening" (aka executing etc) files which users have been sent. One useful first line of defence would be for client software to insist that the name of the sender be typed into a box, as some kind of confirmation that the sender was known to the user.
The users that are the problem anyway will vote for convinience with their wallets. If they wouldn�t, they would not be buying the systems that conviniently allow them to execute and install code in the first place. It would be financially suicidal to make a piece of software to bother the user.