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RE: FAX a virus
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 08:27:46 +1100


No,
Fax is analogue. You have to have a digital line for digital information
to be received in this manner.

Errors in code make code break. Fax has a high error rate being that it
is analogue.

Not possible nor even worth considering.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Alcides
Sent: Thursday, 1 March 2007 3:37 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: FAX a virus

Hi lists,
My FAX server allows me to receive faxes from my clients from Internet.
My clients send me some documents using their built-in Fax Printer on
their PC. My fax server routes the stuff to the document processing
applications. The document processing system extracts various data
fields from received portable document format files.
The whole scenario is windows environment and let's assume that virus
protection is temporarily off.

Now, I have a query:
Can anyone send a fax that includes a file infected with the virus/ worm

operates as a VBS script embedded within a PDF/TIF file to cause
infections to my computers/ to affect my FAX system?
What about other possibilities of "the bad guys" using some joiner (or
wrapper as some say) to bind malware (trojan server etc) with the pdf/
TIF files and fax it to me?
I would be very greatful to know what are the various possibilities.

Warm regards,
Alcides.

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