Stuffit files (Macintosh specific)
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Thu Nov 7 19:23:36 GMT 2002
At 19:18 07/11/2002, you wrote:
>I don't know of any virus that compresses its infected file before
>sending it to someone else.
If it did, it wouldn't be very "successful" as it would require a whole
series of actions by the user, not just a single click. The really dumb
users, who are most susceptible to the Social Engineering attack mechanisms
used by current viruses, wouldn't even know what to do with a zip file anyway.
The time you do need to be able to scan inside compressed archives is for
finding macro viruses.
Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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