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Re: viruses being sent to this list
From: Paul Schmehl <pauls () utdallas edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 09:30:41 -0600

--On Tuesday, March 23, 2004 05:30:34 PM +1100 Dave Horsfall <dave () horsfall org> wrote:

On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Paul Schmehl wrote:

This is a small sample of what I have found in the archives:
message.pif - 5 copies
your_details.pif - 2 copies
attachment.htm.pif - 1 copies
file.pif - 1 copies
test.pif - 1 copies
readme.scr - 1 copies

Yeah, that's pretty close to my recollection.  I thought it ironic that
this list -- a security list -- is populated by some infected idiots,
but there you go.

Why leap to that conclusion? There are two more plausible possibilities. 1) Viruses are sending mail to the list address.
2) Malicious individuals are sending viruses to the list.

Why is it that people on this list, *in general*, tend to always assume the worst of others in every situation?

Paul Schmehl (pauls () utdallas edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
http://www.utdallas.edu

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