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RE: [suse-security] FSCKING VIRII
  • From: Ray Leach <raymondl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 13:59:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <1078228746.13371.65.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 13:45, Tom Knight wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ray Leach [mailto:raymondl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: 02 March 2004 11:19
> > To: SuSE Security
> > Subject: Re: [suse-security] FSCKING VIRII
> >
> >
> > Why not just stop using M$ Outbreak and Exchange? Outbreak is the only
> > client that is propagating these virii ...
This was a generalisation ....

> Point 1: Arjan isn't using Outlook, check the headers ;-)
> Point 2: Outlook isn't the only MUA that propagates these worms. Bagle (for
> example) uses its own smtp engine and relies on a (stupid) user opening an
> attachment. The only reliance is use of Windows and lack of virus awareness.
Yes, let's start a virus training school ....

> Point 3: In the "real world" people have to battle an awful lot to dump
> Outlook and Exchange (think corporate investment), and until that's done
> they may still have to support these programs.
So, if they start planning their migration to the 'new and better' MTA
and MUA to coincide with the extinction of there precious 'corporate
investment', then they have nothing to lose (except maybe a whole lot of

Does it actually make (business) sense to keep a product that is falling
behind all the time and to continually 'have' to spend more money on
supporting products and resources to 'protect the corporate investment'?

That's like flushing your money down the toilet in hopes that one day it
will all come back out at you ...

> On the other hand... Something is stripping the viral attachment from these
> messages, why can't it just dump the entire message?
Agreed, but then we would have to agree on what attachments (if any) to
allow to the list, or was it which ones to dump ...?

> HTH,
> Tom.
Raymond Leach <raymondl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Network Support Specialist
"lynx -source | gpg --import"
Key fingerprint = 7209 A695 9EE0 E971 A9AD 00EE 8757 EE47 F06F FB28
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