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Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: E-Mail viruses
From: Cael Abal (lists2onryou.com)
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 15:16:47 CST
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> Methinks you misunderstand. Only the proprietary extension, i.e. .inc
> or .xyz or .whatever, would be allowed through, and since virus
> writers would never use this extension, it would eliminate ALL viruses
> at the gateway. The nice thing about this approach is that it
> completely eliminates the need for any anti-virus on the mail server
> since all virus attachments are automatically dropped without the need
> for scanning. Quite a simple, yet elegant solution, if I do say so
Interesting idea, provided your org is not specifically targeted --
although admittedly none of the currently-touted solutions would do much
against a direct attack.
Personally I'd dispute this solution's elegance, anything which requires
substantial user behaviour change (and doesn't drastically improve the
virus/worm situation across the board) is an ugly kludge.
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