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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Red Hat Tips: Beating Trojan Horses and Backup Blues

Aug 08, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Amy Kucharik for this link. ]

"Why are Trojan horses that take advantage of misspellings so dangerous?

"Sobell: Trojans that take advantage of misspellings are dangerous because everyone makes a typo now and then. For example, it is very easy to type sl instead of ls and, if the mistyped command displays the correct output, you may not notice that it installed a key logger or other mischievous program in the background. Using TAB-completion when you give commands can help by notifying you that there are multiple commands that start with the same letters..."

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