[rc5] Win32 GUI client is a trojan?

Tim Charron tcharron at interlog.com
Sun Nov 9 13:46:41 EST 1997


Doug McLaren <dougmc at algol.frenzy.com> wrote:
>
(lots of malicious stuff that could happen while running rc5)
>
> If your sysadmin tells you not to run rc5 on company machines, don't
> run it.  If you run it anyways, you risk losing your job, especially
> if something goes wrong, even if it's not related to rc5 at all.  If
> you must run it, either convince the sysadmin that it's benign, or go
> over his head and talk to his boss.  But don't just run it.
> 
> If company policy states `no unapproved software', either get it
> approved, or don't run it.  Or you risk losing your job.  It's that
> simple.

Agreed.  However, it wouldn't be unreasonable to ask your sysadmin to 
set up a unix account that had basically no access to anything.  It 
would allow rc5 to be run on that machine, and there would be no 
possibility for malicious activity.

-- Tim
 

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