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security info for dummies [was: Re: from the other side?]

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 09:27:25 -0500
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20021127084959.026cdba0@pop.iamdigex.net>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org

At 02:38 AM 2002-11-27, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

>anyone preferably from a security business checked whether there are cross 
>OS viruses?
>
>is there a guidelines committee?
>
>any great tips to pick up?

Good consumer information is maintained on the Web by some of the companies 
that
sell security software.  Symantec and F-Secure are examples that come to mind.
Just Google for "email virus" or something like that and you will be started
right.

For the full technical detail one reads the publications of the CERT, but
it's probably best to start with the consumerized version from the merchant
houses.

Al

  http://www.google.com/search?q=email+virus

  CERT Coordination Center
  http://www.cert.org/meet_cert/meetcertcc.html
  http://www.cert.org/


PS:  Irony of the day:

Junk mail practitioners, including spammers, understand that they have to
work to get you to open the mail they send.  So they do a better job writing
'Subject:' lines than do my do-good friends.

So one way to get a corpus of practice from which to teach good email
communication would be to gather the spam that arrives in your inbox and
teach subject lines from the examples contained therein.



>thanks
>
>Jonathan
Received on Thursday, 28 November 2002 11:08:20 GMT

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