You are right and we did exactly what the note below says..... explained to
our Windows users (once again) to not run attachments and not believe the
mail headers. Luckily we only have a couple of Windows users on laptops and
they are bright enough to follow instructions. Education seems one of the
most important steps.
Oh, for pity's sake: There's _nothing_ conceivably dangerous about
opening a zip archive, unless you (or some badly designed software you
decide to use) thereafter take the amazingly stupid step of running an
executable contained within. So, Don't Do That, Then.
I worked for many years on MS-Windows without having problems with
malware through exercise of basic logic and taking responsibility for
processes I chose to run. Although I washed my hands of that OS for
other reasons, surely that approach still works.
DD>> Of course it does, but c'mon - You know that the world is full of
people who don't realise what they are doing when they go to the bother
of running executables they have received. If this wasn't the case, then
there would be a lot less of these viruses banging around. My advice to
"tell your users" was based on the assumption that the orginal poster
was an administrator of a network with many such users. Though your
advice is true (and obvious to everyone on this list), getting this
message across to "regular users" is never gonna happen. Ergo we need
anti-virus tools, etc. and sometimes, we have to send messages to entire
staff members telling them not to open certain mails that fall though
the AV net.
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