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Re: About NM, email and spam

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 07:58:22PM +0200, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > Would you think MS would release an Outlook update that would address this
> > in some way? It's not exactly a new trick.
> Update for which part exactly? The biggest problem are still the user
> who either click on every attachment they get or use the auto-preview
> option, which often also triggers the same effect (execution of the
> attachment.:) So the only way of to avoid spreading the virus is to
> educate the users. 

Well, Word and Outlook warn you if you open a file with macros that
the macros may be viruses. Outlook could look for attachments which
have executable extensions and do the same thing.

Or maybe MS could get out of the habit of hiding file extensions.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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