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Re: sane dependencies -- a positive look at 'fix your packages'



> Well, people can and do every day. The number of people who get
> viruses/worms/whatever from bad installers on Windows is really low - it
> almost invariably comes in through email or spyware in the apps itself.

Don't lose sight of the fact viruses and worms evolve (or are evolved)
to target the fundamental weaknesses that work. Right now they tend to
target tools like windows email because the mailer was a weak link, and
the user too. When that ceases to be the weak link you'll see techniques
change - as is happening with spyware for example. In the long term the user
may not be the weak link either - SELinux type stuff lets the administrator
shield users from many of the mistakes they would otherwise make.

Alan




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