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Re: Re: NEVER open attachments
From: Jim Richardson <warlock () eskimo com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 17:57:50 -0800
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:49:33PM -0800, Blue Boar wrote:
Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
If anything, you should *encourage* the use of PGP or S/MIME to sign mail,
because even if my machine gets whacked by a virus and starts spewing
signed mail, you will *know* it's my machine doing it and not some
address-scraping virus on a machine in Zanzibar or someplace.
Well, if a worm nails your machine to the point where it has your
private keys, there's nothing stopping it from carrying a copy on its
way to Zanzibar, for purposes of spoofing as you.
We'd at least know you were compromised at one point, though. :)
Key won't do them much good if they don't have my passphrase :)
Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
Windows XP... now runs all your favorite viruses.
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