Desktop malware risk gets raised and patched
Posted Feb 28, 2009 22:03 UTC (Sat) by hingo
Parent article: Desktop malware risk gets raised and patched
"GNOME will add an executable permission to all existing .desktop files when upgrading a move that KDE, for now, will not follow. "We thought about it but opted to start with the dialog," Pyne tells LWN. "Some kind of dialog will be required no matter what, and any auto-upgrade we do in KDE would have to be done with the user's permission. We may still do it, but it not set yet."
WTF? The dialog is not the point. You can keep the dialog. It is the whitelist that is a hack. You don't need to author and maintain a whitelist, this is the purpose why unix has the executable permission, please use it.
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