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Re: NEVER open attachments
From: Jimmy Mitchener <jman5000 () pacbell net>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 21:37:03 -0800
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I am with everyone else when they claim you need to find a decent MUA.
But regardless, I think you need to learn about a little friend of mine
called SYSTRACE! I don't run anything I deem insecure without it (im
clients, mail clients, firefox, any and everything I don't trust). I
really don't see how someone can claim their system is "safe" when they
are not watching, monitoring, and setting policies for every major
application that they run on their system.
| 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
| I'm sure
| Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu>, Nico Golde, Frank
| et al have wonderful things to say and contribute great things to this
| 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
| matter of time before they are exploited. In fact, they have been
| one can pad spaces after the .txt to hide the true extension of a
| file. more .txt exploits are probably just around teh corner.
| So, why do these folks post attachments? Why is this even permitted? I
| love to hear what these people have to say, but i cannot break my own rule
| to find out.
| Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
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Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
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