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RE: viruses being sent to this list
From: "Mike Smith" <mike () sane com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:40:54 -0500
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
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
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
worst of others in every situation?
Paul Schmehl (pauls () utdallas edu)
Doesn't that depend on if you think stupid people are worse than
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