[PD] [CALL FOR ACTION] about worms and virusses
mark at junklight.com
Tue Jan 29 14:24:34 CET 2002
I appreciate your point - however I cannot open the worm
within outlook because I have scripting turned off - I
would explicitly need to save the email to disk and open
it there. Like I say I use outlook because it is the corporate
standard. You CAN lock down outlook so it will not run
ANY outlook script worms past present and future (by
not allowing it to use script or active content).
The only other option of course is to remove all outlook
users from the mailing list - a little draconian in my opinion.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norbert Math [mailto:math at iem.kug.ac.at]
> Sent: 29 January 2002 12:44
> To: pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at
> Subject: RE: [PD] [CALL FOR ACTION] about worms and virusses
> 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
> from sophos.
> 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.
> > cheers
> > mark
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