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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to a linux interface for on access scanning
> I didn't consider it.  Most likely at the end of the day the finding
> will be, "if you can write directly to the block device you already won
> since there as so many other things you can do to subvert the system."

This means your scheme is not generally supposed to protect against root?

I assume yes (since I can think of lots of other holes for
root), but you should state that explicitely in the spec since it
is a major limitation.

On the other hand it will also allow you to optimize significantly:

In particularly it also means that you can trust the permissions
and don't need to check any files which cannot be written by users
you don't control.

-Andi



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