Phishing RBL?

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Fri Oct 14 18:59:09 IST 2005

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Glenn Steen wrote:

>On 14/10/05, Denis Beauchemin <Denis.Beauchemin at> wrote:
>>I don't run Clamav mainly because at one point it detected malware where
>>I didn't see any (but it was a long time ago and I don't remember what
>>it was about).  But even if I did it wouldn't give me a pure phishing
>>detection that could be used to make some phishing attempts get deleted.
>Define "pure" in this context. Sure it missed the recent "nordea"
>phish (swedish bank... c:a 4 million e-banking customers), but so
>would most any solution (well, perhaps not Jules phishing net)... But
>then, we're all still trying to get up off the floor from all the
>rolling and laughing ... The silly buggers used a translation
>program... Need one say more? ISTR we had a fun "autotranslation
>thread" a while back, detailing most of all the woes one would have
>with that approach.
>Not that I'm complaining about their infinite stupidity:-).
>Anyway, to my mind clamav is pretty darned close to getting most of
>all known phishing _and_ is a very good virus detector... So why not
>use it? Every AV has its flaws, so that it missed some few can't be a
>reason to forego it.

Just enabled ClamAV on my servers.  About 5 minutes later I saw this 
ClamAVModule::INFECTED:: Exploit.HTML.IFrame:: 

Then I remembered why I disabled Clam...  I cannot block all emails with 

There seems to be the --no-html flag.  I enabled it in clamav-wrapper.  
We'll see if it does what I hope (couldn't find much info about this).

Had to switch from clamavmodule to clamav, though...


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