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Virus-Protection / was: Re: C:\CoolProgs\Pretty Park.exe

From: Roland Mainz <Roland.Mainz@informatik.med.uni-giessen.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 19:07:58 +0100
Message-Id: <38CE7FFE.160BD0AD@informatik.med.uni-giessen.de>
To: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
CC: W3 Jigsaw Mailinglist <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Yves Lafon wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Roland Mainz wrote:
>
> > Mille Eriksson wrote:
> >
> > > Test: Pretty Park.exe  :)
>
> I received multiple warnings that it was containing a virus, so I
> unsubscribed this guy and placed him on the reject list.

I don't think that's neccesary to put him on the reject list. AFAIK
PrettyPart is one of the SelfSpreadingPerEMail virues, isn't it ?
Simply tell the author of the email that his virusscanner needs an
update...

Another idea would be to avoid that someone can send emails with x86
executables througth the list (e.g. application/octet-stream with the
"signature" that the file is executable by DOS/WinXX?? -  /etc/magic in
Solaris 2.7/MU4 contains the matching signatures). That shouldn't be too
hard to code-in and should protect us from the "common"
virus-infection-by-click...

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Bye,
Roland

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