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Re: Anti Virus Software



On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 12:27:24AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > Someday some bright cracker is going to figure out how to wrap a
> > remote root exploit in an e-mail.  Might as well be ready.
> 
> It already happened 15 years ago.  I was six and I remember hearing
> about it.

Well, you should probably refresh your memory at this point.  The Worm
was not spread via email.  It spread via a vulnerability in sendmail,
yes (and alternately via a fingerd vulnerability), and it's not like
it's the only sendmail vulnerability anybody's ever seen.  It did not
spread via any kind of client vulnerability like we see in Outlook.

noah

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