Re: VIRUS: Snow White got my email address

Date: Sat Mar 03 2001 - 15:01:08 MST

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> FYI to the list: it might be making the rounds again. Don't open .exe
> attachments from anyone you wouldn't accept a transfusion from... :| :)

I don't know, I always open .exe attachements. Unfortunately, they don't
run on my system ;P

As to authentication by sender, that's bogus, as many worms send themselves
on automatically, and morever, headers are easily forged, so ackphtphtphtpht.

I suggest using a mailer written in a buffer-overrun-free language, running
on an OS with decent security, and accept only executables from a trusted
source, as verified by having a good signature. Though a worm could snarf a
PGP/GPG passphrase, that threat model is strictly theoretical.

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