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Re: Windows Messenger Pop-up spam
From: "Michael Painter" <tvhawaii () shaka com>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 11:53:30 -1000

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers" <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Windows Messenger Pop-up spam

[snip]

You need to think in terms of users who aren't as savvy as you.  You
are putting absolutley no outbound checks in place.

Those checks are useless if the malware isn't as braindead as Personal
Firewalls are. Like I said above: it takes 25 LoC to sneak around them.
*All* of them.<<

Could you talk a little more about this?
ZoneAlarm Pro alerts me when IE6 has been changed, so I'd like to understand exactly what you're saying (not asking for 
the code,
btw.<g>)

Thanks,

--Michael


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