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RE: viruses being sent to this list
From: Steve Wray <steve.wray () paradise net nz>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 20:12:06 +1200
Actually, I am really glad of this thread.
Its evidence that something between me and the list
is filtering out viruses.
My ISP *swears* that it isn't them.
I have seen evidence of this sort of thing elsewhere;
email attachments that vanish without a trace.
You'd expect maybe large attachments to bounce, maybe get
silently dropped. But what about when you get an email that
is supposed to have an attachment and it doesn't?
Or when you see an email thats incomplete; part of the
*text* of the body has somehow gotten 'lost' in transmission.
(This was seen in email including C sourcecode from this list.
The mail piece I received differed from the one in the list archive;
somehow the sourcecode had gone missing).
ASCII armored PGP encrypted message bodies (not an attachment)
apparently cut right out of emails sometimes with some trash
left over (like the --- BEGIN PGP MESSAGE --- but no message
(A clients pgp encrypted email started 'vanishing' or turning up
'distorted' or 'damaged'. Turned out to be their ISP silently introducing
rather draconian filtering).
I am all out of tin foil.
What does this tell us? Virii are getting out via the list; whether
they are being transmitted inadvertently or deliberately is still open
I've ranted on this thread offline and on, and I still would
really like to know what the issue is? Viruses run rampant every day all over the
planet through countless lists, exchanges, newsgroup postings
etc. Some are deliberately pushed out by miscreants, while others are self
propogated. Filter on the client side and fuggedaboudit maybe?
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Re: viruses being sent to this list tcleary2 (Mar 24)