[tex-live] Install file of the TL should have unique name

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Thu Jan 9 22:21:38 CET 2014

Le jeudi 09/01/14 à 21h19,
Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> a écrit :

> From my point of view it is even one of the most dangerous
> misfeatures. If a user clicks "infectme.txt" assuming to open it in a
> notepad and it is in fact "infectme.txt.exe", the user's computer will
> be infected.


> The Windows users should be educated to:
> 1. configure Windows to display all extensions

It's what I advise to all my students. But how to reach aaaaalllll the
Windows users?

> 2. do not click anything unless (1) is done

At least, they'll click on some shortcut on the Desktop ;)

> 3. report this security risk to Microsoft

This should be told on Windows forums and mailing lists.

> 4. spread this knowledge to other Windows users


More information about the tex-live mailing list