Wine Security Disclosure
dank at kegel.com
Sun Mar 16 11:04:39 CDT 2008
dmitry at codeweavers.com wrote:
> Is it really necessary to require running a virus scanner from
> inside of Wine?
No. Hey, cool, we agree on something!
> > and everybody knows that one should do that if one
> > cares about viruses.
> Same sentence applies to Wine I'd assume.
No, because everybody assumes Linux is impervious
to viruses. (You say you dealt with this comment, but
I must have missed it.)
> > So Wine really is different; you can't run commercial virus
> > scanners in it,
> It's still possible to run a native virus scanner outside of Wine.
Yes. And we need to encourage this, and perhaps hook into it.
> Nobody denies that there is a problem, the thing is that personally
> I don't see why that problem is Wine specific.
Wine increases Linux's attack surface area hugely
*and* attracts new users to Linux who are used
to computers coming with bundled virus scanners.
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