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Re: debian.org sending viruses

On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 09:43:37PM +0000, Mark Howard wrote:
> Hi, 
>   Of course I know this is not true, but it does look like it is and is
> probably worrying to some people. I've had a couple of viruses sent
> pretending to be from people at debian in the past few days. Is there
> anything we can do about this?

That seems to be a common virus feature nowadays. There's obviously no way
to deal with forged mail sent without ever passing the d.o servers, but
for those that do, it may be worthwhile to do some filtering on it.

> Has anyone received viruses from people pretending to be me?

Nope. But I have received forged emails from a virus pretending to be
someone on another mailing list I'm subscribed to. It even quoted an
actual message body posted to the mailing list, probably as a way to sneak
past mail filters. 


Blunt statements really don't have a point.

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