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Re: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?
From: Daniel Senie <dts () senie com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:36:55 -0400
Notifications from virus scanners is backscatter, just the same as the
backscatter generated by Smurf attacks. The virus scanners are contributory
technology in the conduct of a denial of service attack in exactly the same
way as having directed broadcasts enabled on your routers was (read RFC
2644 for the details).
Please let's stop building technology that aids in the conduct of DoS attacks.