Re: urban legends

Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 19:32:12 +1000 (GMT+1000)

On Fri, 11 Dec 1998, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> Alejandro Dubrovsky writes:
> > vbscript virii, which means that they are never going to infect or
> > reproduce in a unix machine for example
> Wrong. You can do funky things to pine, according to bugtraq. The only
> secure computer is the one that is switched off, and even there I'm
> not too sure.

Yes, but those are never going to infect Eudora or Netscape mail. My point was that the virii are not email virii but standard application virii just like the Microsoft Word virii, and their habitat is restricted to those applications and are not generic to the whole of email land. chau
Alejandro Dubrovsky