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Re: download of source packages alarmed clamav

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:19:46AM +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> These are real-life viruses that should not be distributed 
> using Debian's FTP server (IMHO). 

Even if they wre real, they would be "real-life" MS Windows viruses in
emails in a debian package. For someone to get "infected" they would have
to run MS Windows, download a debian package, unpack it, open a file named
"virusN" in an email viewer and run the attached file.

However, as far as I know they're not actual viruses, they're just made to
look like them (i.e. they contain the signatures, but not the harmful code). 

Therefore they're harmless.
Marius Gavrilescu
(science-kids) In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.

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