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From:
Nikola Janceski
Date:
May 2, 2002 08:46
Subject:
RE: (OT) Klez virus
Message ID:
1449413DA482D311B67000508B5A12F506ED50D1@NYEXCHANGE01
That is very true... 

[still off topic]
I never thought you can get a virus from a web site (assuming you don't
download anything), but sure enough...
I was browsing the web, searching on google, clicked on link that redirected
me to another site that popped up 20 IE windows (loading ads I think), and
then my AV software came up with a warning.
In the end, IE crashed, AV went back to sleep and I rebooted. Just a weird
thing I guess.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Timothy Johnson [mailto:tjohnson@sandisk.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 11:30 AM
> To: 'Nikola Janceski '; ''Michael D. Risser' '; 'beginners@perl.org '
> Subject: RE: (OT) Klez virus
> 
> 
>  
>    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
> outside.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nikola Janceski
> To: 'Michael D. Risser'; beginners@perl.org
> Sent: 5/2/02 7:47 AM
> Subject: RE: (OT) Klez virus
> 
> Yeah.
> 
> Algorithm:
> 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
> virus
> for outgoing mail.
> 
> 8^P
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael D. Risser [mailto:michael@visionpro.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 10:38 AM
> > To: beginners@perl.org
> > 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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