Samsung printer drivers open up the system
Posted Jul 18, 2007 16:24 UTC (Wed) by rgmoore
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Parent article: Samsung printer drivers open up the system
I think that this is an example of a real and serious class of security problems. Too many developers fail to consider security when they design their software, so it turns out not to work when they move to an environment that has a more restrictive, or simply different, security environment from their development system. Instead of stepping back and changing their software to work with the more restrictive permissions, they change the permissions to match their initial assumptions. My experience with Windows is that the tendency to run everything as Administrator is primarily a way of avoiding permissions problems, and now it seems that developers who are used to that solution are moving to Linux as well.
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