[tig] Re: Virus warning - not a hoax
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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