rant about anti-virus and spam, MS flamed

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at utwente.nl
Thu Jan 29 09:30:32 GMT 2004

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 19:06:35 -0500, you wrote:

>>Not all viruses automatically email themselves. That's the point to my
>>answer. He wanted an example and I gave one. :)
>Fair enough.. I guess I live in a hole, since I've not seen a copy of a
>file-infector virus that doesn't also do mass emailing running around in
>the wild in several years. Sure they were all the rage in 1996 and I've
>seen plenty of them, but it's been a while.

When I check what my scanner trapped during a month I get the
occasionally (really old) virus that does not falsify the from address.
But I don't send any bounces then either. I find it more safe to use
all-viruses to prevent me from forgetting one.

Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383, http://www.utwente.nl/civ

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