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Re: E-mail virus free tags (Was: SHUT THE F**K UP)
From: Troy <thmaillists () yahoo com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 22:06:14 -0800

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 11:46:12 -0000, "Andrew Aris" <andrew () dev bigfishinternet co uk> wrote:

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?

The main reason an Antivirus company would spend the resources on adding
code to append a message to outgoing mail is for marketing purposes. It
gets their product name out there.


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