f-prot's new mailbox licensing model

Francois Caen FCaen at CI.LAKEWOOD.WA.US
Wed Jun 11 15:20:44 IST 2003

-----Original Message-----
From: Spicer, Kevin [mailto:Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK] 
> 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!

Yep. Same thing for PDFs. I even remember an article about trying to
hide viruses in JPEGs. Can't remember if that was successful or not. But
this all proves that even though filetype filtering is a great tool, it
is not sufficient.

Francois Caen
Network Information Systems Engineer - Webmaster
City of Lakewood, WA
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