Storm worm gains strength
Posted Aug 30, 2007 10:25 UTC (Thu) by MathFox
In reply to: Storm worm gains strength
Parent article: Storm worm gains strength
Sorry, security and ease of use are conflicting requirements. A simple example: wouldn't it be much easier if you didn't use the lock on your front door, no need to worry about taking the key with you, no need to put the bag with groceries on the doorstep while digging up the key....
I agree with you that security has been undervalued by major Operating System vendors, but even Microsoft is working very hard on fixing that.
About your proposed social engineering attack: the post-install script of the rpm or dpkg can just copy and activate the rootkit that's hidden in the package... nasty nasty nasty. Is there an easy way to prevent these kind of social engineering attacks; nothing that beats education.
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