[tig] Re: Virus warning - not a hoax

Rob Lingelbach rob
Fri Mar 5 23:14:39 GMT 2004

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 02:58:20PM -0000, Roddy Pratt wrote:

> try and sucker people into opening an executable attachment, which is a pretty fundamental feature of almost all mail clients I
> know. Once the attachment is running, it doesn't exactly have to work hard to get at your address books regardless of the O/S - *nix
> based systems are probably just as vulnerable in this respect. 

but it would be simple for the mail user agents _not_ to
open executables, as a feature, or for them to be opened in
a protection shell.

unix systems don?t execute .exe programs or any other
program that is designed for pc platform.

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