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Re: [edlug] Big blue v Big poo

On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 07:57:33AM +0000, Leo Friel wrote:

> I find it bizarre how much chaos an outlook macro can 
> wreak. Would you say that's an application problem? It's the application 
> that's been exploited, for sure, but shouldn't the OS/kernel or whatever be 
> able to protect it's own integrity?

  No.  It's an application proble, after all a macro is nothing more
 than a scripted step of user actions.  How can the operating system
 tell the two apart?

  An Emacs Lisp virus is trivial to write too, and the OS has no
 business protecting us from it.

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