[Webdev] PHP virus
jm at netnoteinc.com
Thu Nov 30 16:36:23 GMT 2000
Donncha O Caoimh said:
> There are obvious drawbacks to using something like this, but in the
> world of open source, might someone write a virus that affects source
> code instead of binaries? CVS will protect against this to some degree
> but it could be nasty considering, "everyone's a developer"..
Maybe, but in 99% of open source products you can't check something in
without become an accredited developer on that project. This "virus" rusn
into the same problem all other unix virii do -- the UNIX permissions
model, which is inherently more paranoid than the broken Microsoft one.
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