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RE: Anyone else notice that Swen is slowing down?

> Well, a virus like Swen wouldn't need root access to spread. I don't 
> know what Swen does to a Windows machine (and I don't care, I haven't 
> got any), but just to annoy people with enormous amounts of e-mail, 
> someone could imageinebly write a perl script with its own 
> SMTP-engine. 
> If a non-priviliged user was fooled into executing the perl 
> script, it 
> could still spread to any platform with Perl installed. 

Aren't these viruses rendered relativley harmess by applying appropriate
restriction on routers (ACLs) and firewalls to limit which machines can send
smtp traffic ?


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