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From: (Brian M. Scott)
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 18:34:43 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> <cFibb.535047$Ho3.90588@sccrnsc03>


On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 14:33:44 GMT, "Drew Nicholson"
<> wrote:

>"David J. Starr" <> wrote in message
>news:...

>> Drew Nicholson wrote:

>> > 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.

Especially if you use a mail program that won't let you open an
attachment without first recommending that you save and scan it
first.

Brian


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