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RE: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?
From: "Wesley Vaux" <Wesley.Vaux () globalknowledge com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 14:10:09 -0400
Has anyone else gotten hit by this and know how to stop it? the new dats
from McAffee have not effect....of course...and I can't find a tool
anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas?
Wes Vaux, CCNA, CCDA
Network Security Engineer,
9000 Regency Pkwy
Cary, NC 27511
Experts Teaching Experts
From: Daniel Senie [mailto:dts () senie com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 12:37 PM
To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?
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
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