HIPPA password protected zip files
lbcadmin at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 26 01:24:23 IST 2005
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Thanks for everyones help....and as much as I would prefer to deny all
pwd protected zip files, I can see I will have no choice but to modify
the security of the email server to the needs of certain people in the
company....I love doing that.
Ed, thanks for correcting me on HIPAA, and thanks for presenting the
paths you took to give users what they need.
As far as the book, I would love to buy it...but I will have to get
the Senior Sys Admin to go for it.
Julian, since we started using your software, we have had a major
decrease in spam, and viruses. Thanks for all you do.
On 10/25/05, Julian Field <MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
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> Glenn Steen wrote:
> >To add some clarification (or confusion, depending on how you look at
> >it:), some AVs might have signatures for specific files, even though
> >they don't really decode the files.... But, the main benefit of saying
> >"No" to password protected archives is that this is a "proactive
> >defense" s where the AV programs mainly are "reactive defenses"....
> >The AV signature makers need see the malicious code to be able to make
> >signatures for them (yeah, I'm aware of the "new" buzz about heuristic
> >scans and sandboxing... won't come into play with a pwd protected
> >archive), while saying no will deny any threat posed by allowing it...
> >But if you need allow, then yes, do make a ruleset and keep the
> >allowed set small (and "numeric";).
> As most of you probably realise, I am very strongly in favour of
> pro-active protection. It's one of the main differences between
> MailScanner and most of the competition, multiple layers of pro-active
> defence, meaning that it doesn't matter if your AV signatures are a
> little behind while the AV vendors work out their new detection patterns.
> - --
> Julian Field
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