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Re: Email virus protection
From: "Karsten W. Rohrbach" <karsten () rohrbach de>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 23:37:27 +0200


just me(matt () snark net)@2003.08.20 14:17:17 +0000:

http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-1997-14.html
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-1998-10.html

Wow, the second one even mentions Mutt by name.

The more recent of those two advisories is dated August 11, 1998.
What are you trying to express, by citation of those pretty outdated
CERT advisories? If you are trying to imply that software does not
improve in a time frame of five years, go ahead and convince me. =)

On a different angle, the apparent problem of a software product being
vulnerable to an exploit is not solved by deploying a - albeit
well-patched - application monoculture worldwide. Risk is lowered by
using more well-designed software packages out there. Diversity is the
name of the game, it's nature's solution and it seems to work quite
well.

Regards,
/k


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