Reply to post: Re: Seems less than I'd expect

WikiLeaks uploads 300+ pieces of malware among email dumps

Ole Juul

Re: Seems less than I'd expect

"Anyone downloading the files should be running them through antivirus etc as a matter of course, but other than flagging the file with a warning, I don't see how this is a wikileaks problem (or that of any other disclosure site)"

Indeed it is ultimately the downloader's responsibility, but many will not be so savvy as we might hope. I think it is a WikiLeaks oversight that they're not giving warnings, or even any suggestions at all, for those who would download files. Taking the high road because "it is not their responsibility" is not consistent with being responsible and doing a good job. Hopefully they will add some general warning, and perhaps a suggestion or two, after this incident.

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