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RE: (OT) Klez virus

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Timothy Johnson
May 2, 2002 08:31
RE: (OT) Klez virus
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   IMHO the only way we are ever going to stop the spread of these viruses
is if people finaly get the concept that unsolicited attachments from people
you know or otherwise are not safe.  I've been trying to drill it into the
heads of my users to always double-check with the sender if they receive an
attachment that they didn't expect.

   Short of that, the best people can really do is buy an antivirus product
AND KEEP IT RUNNING.  Not everybody can be reasonably expected to set up a
server that strips attachments from all emails, but at the very least you
should wear your software prophylactic if you are going to get emails from

-----Original Message-----
From: Nikola Janceski
To: 'Michael D. Risser';
Sent: 5/2/02 7:47 AM
Subject: RE: (OT) Klez virus


Check mail if PGP encrypted.
Check PGP signature against your key ring.
Remove mail if not signed with a key from your ring.

IMHO, I don't think virus writers know my passphrase to encrypt thier
for outgoing mail.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael D. Risser []
> Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 10:38 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: (OT) Klez virus
> Maybe this isn't so off topic...
> Can anyone think of a way to write a virus scanner in Perl? 
> We could stop it 
> at the Unix server :-)
> Has anyone else already done this? Have examples? 
> -- 
> Michael D. Risser
> Software Engineer
> rm -rf /bin/laden

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