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E-mail virus free tags (Was: SHUT THE F**K UP)
From: "Andrew Aris" <andrew () dev bigfishinternet co uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 11:46:12 -0000

This has been something I've wondered about for a while, its a good idea for
e-mails to carry some kind of "passed" tag from AV systems only if it
actually means something. Which as just a plain text, easily duplicatable
signature it doesn't in-fact as recent Netsky variants are busy proving its
worse than not having it. So why don't the AV vendors use for example PGP to
sign mails? Surely this would give the process some meaning?



-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com 
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of 
Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Sent: 24 March 2004 16:11
To: democow8086 () hotmail com
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] SHUT THE FUCK UP 

On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 03:14:21 CST, democow8086 () hotmail com  said:

Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.639 / Virus Database: 408 - Release Date: 3/22/2004

Hmm.. how many viruses have we seen now that add some variant 
of a "certified Virus Free" tag?  Talk about moronic things to add. ;)

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