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Sign .desktop files

Sign .desktop files

Posted Feb 26, 2009 10:46 UTC (Thu) by addw (guest, #1771)
Parent article: Desktop malware risk gets raised and patched

Part of the problem is how to allow local .desktop files to be installed, something that some places/people will want to do. How about having a signature block in these files that can be checked before the .desktop is run. ''Standard'' installed stuff can be checked against standard public keys, a site could install its own public key somewhere.

Maybe not the entire answer, but good security is multi layered: belts and braces.


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