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Re: unix and email viruses

On 03/03/2008, Andrew Sackville-West <andrew@farwestbilliards.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.
> lucky.
>  >
>  > 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.
>  ...must...type...chmod...+x....
>  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.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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