Security of WINE and ReactOS: was Documents and settings
Robert van Herk
robert at robertvanherk.nl
Sun Apr 18 10:24:59 CDT 2004
>No programs that write to 'C:\' or 'C:\Windows' would be installed by me on
>my own machine or on the company networks I have worked on. No programmer on
>Unix or Windows (in this day and age) should assume that it can write
>anywhere but the user's home directory. From a security model perspective
>Unix and Windows NT have the same level of security. Where they differ in
>security is that Windows tends to have so much more code exposed to
>potential attackers compared to most Unix systems.
Hoping that my former employer (and certainly his customer) doesn't read
this, but I once wrote a windows application that required to write to
C:\ :-). And yes, it really got installed by quite a big company.
It was before the eyeopening experience of finding api calls to retrieve
the windows temporary directory :-).
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