Re: Implications of recent virus (Trojan Horse) attack


Peter da Silva (texbell!tness1!sugar!ficc!peter@bellcore.com)
6 Nov 88 06:00:10 GMT


One side effect that I don't like is that UNIX is taking the blame for
a combination of (1) a security hole in an application (sendmail), and
(2) deliberate loosening of security to trusted sites (rhosts, etc...).

Non-academic UNIX in general is a lot less open to techniques like this.

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Peter da Silva	`-_-'  Ferranti	International Controls Corporation
"Have you hugged  U  your wolf today?"	   uunet.uu.net!ficc!peter
Disclaimer: My typos are my own	damn business.	 peter@ficc.uu.net



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