How does the network or client side user account handle a downloaded virus?

If a mallicious user were to receive a virus by an automatically created and signed account, s/he clicks the link, would the virus be blocked from propagating into the other three copies of the user’s account, or would a malicious virus corrupt the entire user account?

This is of course assuming a few things: 1. A virus can be created and uploaded into a MaidSAFE account. 2. The virus is written in such a way as to corrupt at least one user account and spread by way of the native messaging app. 3. The user is inexperienced enough to trust a new user (without rank or reputation), or a suspicious hyperlink in a message from a known connection.


First, there are no “copies”. The user sees one namespace. So if a virus is in one, it’s in all.
Second, a virus wouldn’t propagate “laterally” into other files. If it infects the host, then it could wipe or encrypt all contents or do whatever the user can do himself.

A virus cannot spread to accounts. It can spread to hosts that access accounts.
It’s a bit too much to expect that accounts can know that a delete operation isn’t what the user actually wants to do.
Anyone careless enough to lose data now will quite likely lose data on MaidSafe as long as files are available and mutable.

Fair enough @janitor – IMHO MaidSAFE is probably the most impervious to viruses and the like, simply because of its architecture. Thanks for the clarifications…

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It depends. I think the risk is in the apps.