[Webdev] PHP virus
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com
Thu Nov 30 17:01:41 GMT 2000
True, but there are plenty of developers creating small projects that
scratch an itch for them. They release the project onto an unsuspecting
public, cavaet empor (sp?), but the public installs the project, most of
the time without checking the code.. We all do it so there's no getting
away from it!
Chances are, somebody smart is going to come up with a nice and clever
way of infecting scripting languages.
Just thinking aloud..
Justin Mason wrote:
> 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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