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Re: Hey, ya! =))
From: madsaxon <madsaxon () direcway com>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 10:58:11 -0600
At 09:12 AM 3/9/2004 -0600, jeremy () austin ibm com wrote:
Any virus that is inside a password protected zip file, and that
requires the user to type in the password should never have made it to
it's 2nd/3rd infection. This one is social engineering at it's
finest.. "Ooooh, a password, what's inside must be secret!" :^)
I can't really think of any legitimate reason to pwd-zip
an attachment and then include the pwd in plain text in the
body. I think it's safe to assume that any such message is
malware and discard it as far up the chain as possible.
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