From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Sat 27 Mar 1999 - 17:09:31 GMT
David Ryan writes:
> Yes. No.
Could you stick to something like 75 chars/line, please?
> ZDNet used to be good some time back, but gradually they have aimed their content
> more and more at the "suits" that this guy describes in his article. In other words they
> reduced the technical bias and increased the marketing hype and faffy talk. I finally
> gave up and signed off their various mailing lists (which *used* to be usefull for keeping
> up to date) when they published some headline article about scary viruses. It may as
> well have been written by one of the anti-virus vendors. It was the type of thing which
> gets management-types to come rushing into the department demanding to know
> exactly what anti-virus precautions the company takes.
I am right now reading an article in c't, a German computer magazine,
about macro viruses (virii?). What I read almost makes go and
C:\ format C:, or whatever it is, everywhere.
o there are about 4000 known macro viruses for Word, Excel, Access,
PowerPoint, and AmiPro.
o there are 8 viruses known as "cross infectors", which can infect
several different types of Office 97 documents.
o "overlayed" virus infections can cause double infections, extremely
hard to get rid of.
And I just added a sendmail rule to reject Melissa ...
http://www.ix.de/ct/99/07/146/ (in German only, sorry)
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