Re: unix and email viruses
On 03/03/2008, Andrew Sackville-West <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 03:59:16PM -0500, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I think I don't need to be worried but I figured I should check.
> > I only run 'nix (debian, OpenBSD), and I'm on dialup. I note that some
> > people run virus scanners on their email (not just as anti-spam) and
> I dumped ClamAV about the same time I wiped the last windows partition
> on my lan. it took some of the load off of spamassassin, but cost too
> much in memory and processor to make up for it.
> > wonder if I need to worry. I don't get enough spam (other than what
> > comes from this list occasionally) to warrent doing anything about
> > spam.
> > I debian or other 'nix suceptible in any way to anything anybody can put
> > in an email?
> when they figure out how to compel me, through some sort of security
> flaw in my own brain, to chmod +x and then execute it... then I'll
> call it quits.
> NO NO FIGHT IT! IT'S A TRICK!!!
> must...press...enter... can't... resist...
It's called social engineering.
"""want free porn?!? compile this!"""
You'd be surprised how many Windows users install .exes with the hope
of seeing some free porn.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?