[PD] [CALL FOR ACTION] about worms and virusses
math at iem.kug.ac.at
Tue Jan 29 13:44:09 CET 2002
as you have noticed, the myparty worm made its way to the pd
mailing list despite the virus scanner i have installed -
the virus was sent out before i got the new virus identification
because obviously the idetifications are released after
a worm spreads in the wild a virus scanner can not offer
much security when new species are coming out.
therefore i kindly ask you to a less exploitable program
then outlook - if you use outlook your security updates may still
come too late as it was the case with my mail scanner ...
On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, mark wrote:
> > TO ALL PPL. USING OUTLUCK :
> > switch to another email client. use netscape,
> > eudora or whatever. but dont use outluck.
> > damn, is it really so hard to do that ??
> For a lot of people it is a corporate standard and
> they HAVE to use it. That said if you apply the
> latest patches from microsoft (choose "windows
> update" in internet explorer - it doesn't send
> info to microsoft so do it even if you have a
> pirate copy) then you won't have any of
> these issues - it blocks access to attachments
> and scripts so you have to make a real effort
> to open them.
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