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Re: [inbox] Re: Re: E-Mail viruses
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 15:03:26 -0500
On Fri, 05 Mar 2004 13:36:10 CST, Curt Purdy said:
Ah, I wish... An alternative is to allow only a proprietary extension
through, like .inc Legitimate senders would rename the file, be it .exe
.doc .jpg, indicate in the body of the message what the true extension is,
and the receiver merely renames it. A little trouble yes, but it virtually
eliminates email propagated viruses from the corporation.
So let's see.. the same bozos who read the text part of the virus, get the password, and
use that to unzip the rest of the virus won't read the text part, get the rename to do,
Color me dubious....