Malware on Wine review
shacklein at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 18:00:25 CST 2009
2009/2/24 Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com>:
> Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "Do not set the file association for Windows executables with Wine.
>>> This would enable running Windows executables in Wine by simply double
>>> clicking them."
>>> I saw a patch floating by to turn this on by default recently. Maybe
>>> we should make it off by default, but easy to turn on...?
>> This would annoy all the people that the association targets. We can
>> either make it easy to run all Windows apps (malware and legit) via
>> file manager, or none at all.
> Yes, exactly. The default should be off, and it should be easy to
> turn on.
And if we're willing to deal with an influx of users complaining why
it doesn't work like that any more, we should do it. We'd probably
also have to get all the package maintainers on board though.
My packaging process doesn't do anything that explicitly associates
Wine with exes, but I just tried opening an exe from Thunar and it ran
... interesting. Debian, 1.1.15
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