Re: [NTO] Networking, shared folders and security - noob warning
- E-mail is not necessarily pure text - it can also be HTML. If you choose
not to view it that way, then by all means do so, but you are missing half
the content in some e-mails. I prefer to get full use out of my e-mail
And yes it is set to preview. But not to run attached files.
You might wish to nanny your computer. I prefer to let mine take care of
Regards, Dave S
PS Yes, I know HTML is text-based, so don't feel a need to point this out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Axel Berger" <Axel-Berger@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Networking, shared folders and security - noob warning
> David Smart wrote:
>> I get enough viruses in e-mails (say one per week) that
>> virus checking is a must.
> Why? Email is text, pure ASCII. All a virus can do is pollute my screen
> with some meaningless character jumble. Just for fun I even go and open
> some ZIPs I know to be polluted and lo and behold there is an EXE (often
> called *.pdf.exe, but an exe nontheless) in there for all to see. If I
> needed some nanny software to prevent me from actively and purposely
> running that I'd have to ask serious questions about myself.
> And so should you if your OS or your email software are configured to
> open, preview, or run stuff regardless. If not, you've nothing whatever
> to fear.
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