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Re: NEVER open attachments
From: Nico Golde <nion () gmx net>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 11:54:34 +0100

Hallo VB,

* VB <vb () bitsmart com> [2004-03-20 11:03]:
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?

because this is when you sign you message with gpg and you don't use
inline signing.

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.

i hope you can read the message, if i don't sign it.
but i think it depends on your mailer.
i never heard about this problem from people who don't use outlook(like
you too).

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.

oh god, you never used gpg.

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.

try to use another mailer.
if many people here have the same problem i will not sign my mails in
the future to this mailinglist in the hope that all can read my mails.
regards nico
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