[Full-Disclosure] NEVER open attachments
nion at gmx.net
Sat Mar 20 10:54:34 GMT 2004
* VB <vb at bitsmart.com> [2004-03-20 11:03]:
> Isnt this what we have been taught? haven't we tried to pound this simple
> rule into the heads of our users? Do we not practice what we preach? then
> why do several users of this list only send messages and replies as
because this is when you sign you message with gpg and you don't use
> I'm sure
> Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu>, Nico Golde, Frank Knobbe,
> et al have wonderful things to say and contribute great things to this list,
> but i have never read anything they post because they post as attachments.
i hope you can read the message, if i don't sign it.
but i think it depends on your mailer.
i never heard about this problem from people who don't use outlook(like
> Yes, granted, they are .txt attachments but that is no excuse as it's just a
> matter of time before they are exploited. In fact, they have been exploited,
> one can pad spaces after the .txt to hide the true extension of a malicious
> file. more .txt exploits are probably just around teh corner.
oh god, you never used gpg.
> So, why do these folks post attachments? Why is this even permitted? I would
> love to hear what these people have to say, but i cannot break my own rule
> to find out.
try to use another mailer.
if many people here have the same problem i will not sign my mails in
the future to this mailinglist in the hope that all can read my mails.
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