Security issue with .desktop files revisited

Mike Hearn mike at
Sat Mar 25 00:24:35 EET 2006

On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 09:13:44 +1100, Lennon Cook wrote:
> If a potentially dangerous .desktop file gets through the QA process,
> and is installed on an end-user system, it isn't a leap of faith to
> think that it could have +x by default.

What QA process? This is supposed to stop viruses that work by tricking
the user into thinking they're a different type of file than they really
are, as we've seen happen on Windows and MacOS X.

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