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Re: NEVER open attachments
From: Ben Nelson <lists () venom600 org>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 13:22:34 -0700

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I think you're MUA is interpreting signed mail as simply a blank email
with a text attachment (the PGP signed message).  Many people on this
list PGP sign their messages, so if your MUA is mis-interpreting these
messages as text attachments, you need to either change MUA's or deal
with it.

- --Ben

VB wrote:
| NEVER open attachments
|
|
| Isnt this what we have been taught? haven't we tried to pound this simple
| rule into the heads of our users? Do we not practice what we preach? then
| why do several users of this list only send messages and replies as
| attachments?
| I'm sure
| Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu>, Nico Golde, Frank
Knobbe,
| et al have wonderful things to say and contribute great things to this
list,
| but i have never read anything they post because they post as attachments.
| Yes, granted, they are .txt attachments but that is no excuse as it's
just a
| matter of time before they are exploited. In fact, they have been
exploited,
| one can pad spaces after the .txt to hide the true extension of a
malicious
| file. more .txt exploits are probably just around teh corner.
| So, why do these folks post attachments? Why is this even permitted? I
would
| love to hear what these people have to say, but i cannot break my own rule
| to find out.
|
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