VIRUS WARNING

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Wed Mar 20 09:10:13 EST 2002


This is not true of the latest versions of Microsoft software, which
have a very high level of security. Much of other manufacturers'
software is just as open to virus attack, it's just that no one bothers
to attack it because everyone loves to hate and libel Microsoft.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Hutchesson [mailto:mc2499 at mclink.it]
> Sent: 19 March 2002 19:29
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: VIRUS WARNING
> 
> Ken,
> 
> There are sadly such things and they definitely aren't hoaxes. One is
only
> (or perhaps mainly) vulnerable to my knowledge if one uses Microsoft
> products, but the logic is relatively simple. MS software comes with
the
> ability to open attachments automatically enabled. I have received a
> number of posts with attachments that try to open themselves because
> they are scripted to do so. If you disable this ability, there is a
tiny
> bit more
> protection.
> 
> However, I have received a few posts recently pretending to be from a
> list administrator which are very large and which cause all sorts of
> problems if I even select them just to delete them.
> 
> Many viruses are not hoaxes and they're becoming more difficult deal
with
> manually.
> 
> 
> Ian
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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