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From: "Drew Nicholson" <>
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 14:33:44 GMT
References: <D1Pab.983$wS2.32759@eagle.america.net> <bkgtoi$16ae$1@otis.netspace.net.au> <raabb.531315$Ho3.90550@sccrnsc03> <3F6DAB32.F0AB2253@theworld.com>


"David J. Starr" <> wrote in message
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> Drew Nicholson wrote:
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> > Keep your AV signatures up to date, patch your systems with the latest
> > updates, and don't open attachments from people you don't know.
>
> For that matter, it's best not to open attachments from people you DO
> know. The virus spreads by emailing itself to everyone in the infected
> computer's address book. So if someone you do know gets infected, the
> virus will email itself to you, looking like it's coming from an old
> friend.
>

True, but if your AV is up to date and your system is patched, you're ruling
out a lot of vulnerabilities.



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