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Re: Off Topic-- Windows only viruses, and a US based school

From: GNUOrder
Subject: Re: Off Topic-- Windows only viruses, and a US based school
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 22:25:33 -0500

Yea, I dont like seeing these viri getting through to the mailing lists 
either, if that is where you are getting them from.  I know a few have made 
it through the Linux BIOS list in the past.  I think the best place to scan 
for viri is at the ISP of where it was originally sent, bouncing the email 
back to the user with a message and stripped of the viral code.  That isn't 
going to happen except for a few ISPs because that would require forthought 
and initiative and might even cost a little bit of money.  

I've seen a few free email scanners for *nix but I think the problem is 
keeping up with windows viri.  There should be a clearing house for viri 
signatures for all the AV software users can update.  I dont think the big 
companies would want that, they all want to go to a subscription service.

Anyway, my gripes on the subject.


PS.  the clearing house could also include signatures for spyware, trojans 
and the FBI's new snooping software.

On Sunday 24 February 2002 19:51, Gregg C Levine wrote:
> Hello from Gregg C Levine
> (Cross posted to the lists for the GRUB boot loader, and the Linux BIOS
> mailing list, and the list for OSkit, a project from a Utah based
> school.)
> For the past several weeks, I have been getting zapped by a virus which
> naturally only attacks Windows based systems. Has anyone who runs such
> an operating system, been getting such mail? Or even the folks on the
> lists which run Linux? I am cross posting this message to the lists that
> I know that I subscribe to, that are actively involved in such work. I
> have communicated to the school whose system has been infected, and
> sending out such mail, but to no avail, the school has not responded
> appropriately. The only response was regarding a plug for an anti-virus
> product which probably won't do the job. Never mind the fact that it is
> a cross platform product.
> -------------------
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