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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.

Jimmy Mitchener


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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