Autoplay considered harmful
dank at kegel.com
Sat Feb 16 09:38:01 CST 2008
On Feb 16, 2008 7:08 AM, John Klehm <xixsimplicityxix at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dan Kegel wrote:
> > > http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/15/BU47V0VOH.DTL&type=business
> > > says that USB devices are being sold with infected
> > > autorun apps. "If you plug in, you're already infected,"
> > >
> > > I'd say that's a pretty good argument for not supporting autoplay...
> Completely not supported or disabled by default?
By default, I guess. Some customers might know their cd-rom's
are safe, and we should let them enable it via a control panel, I guess.
But autoplay support is kind of a distro packaging thing, I think,
so we probably have to discuss this with whoever builds the packages...?
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