f-prot's new mailbox licensing model

Rishi Gangoly rishi at THEARGONCOMPANY.COM
Wed Jun 11 11:25:24 IST 2003

On Wednesday 11 Jun 2003 3:22 pm, you wrote:
> > The only viruses that would probably slip thru are macro
> > viruses and those
> > that are sent thru compressed files... correct? Or is there
> > something else
> > that may happen that I haven't thought of?
> I'm firmly of the opinion that there is always something else that may
> happen that I haven't thought of!  We don't know what the next exploit
> might be that gets exploited by virus writers.  If you want to protect
> against all viruses without using a virus scanner then you should block all
> attachements and probably strip all html content too.  Theres no telling
> for sure what attachements may have viruses in them.  One example, theres a
> known vulnerability in Windows XP which can be exploited by a carefully
> constructed mp3 or wma file.  Presumably that could be exploited by a virus
> writer, but who would have expected an mp3 file to contain a virus - its
> not even executable!

WOW... now that I did not know.

That is information that's of great value.

Thanks a million Kevin.

This was the kind of information I was looking for.




P.S. I'm glad I switched from Windows 98 to using Redhat 8.0 on my desktop.

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