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Old 10-31-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Wot? Me? Worry?

Okay, I'll just fret a little from time to time, if that's all right.


http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6...ml?tag=nl.e550


http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=493&tag=nl.e622

But worry?
Nah, that's for the Government, and the big end of town, to worry.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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Lovely. Comes down to don't click anything that comes in an email!

< remembers when it was considered impossible to catch a virus from an email if you didn't click the attachment >
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:30 PM   #3
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The reports seem to be a bit over-hyped, which makes me wonder if the folks doing the reporting are being overly dramatic or boasting.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:23 AM   #4
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Lovely. Comes down to don't click anything that comes in an email!

< remembers when it was considered impossible to catch a virus from an email if you didn't click the attachment >
I use Mailwasher, which is a great program. You can preview the message before it is downloaded onto your computer. You can choose to delete, bounce or mark as friend. I don't use the bounce because a lot of the emails are using fake accounts so it doesn't help. If I don't recognize the name it gets deleted without being downloaded. Another great way to combat spam is to block all images from being loaded until you click to allow. Once they are downloaded the recipient can tell if the address is good. It kills me that you have to go into stealth mode just to read some email. Most of mine is through my hotmail account just to make it easier.
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I thought we were still in those days. Oh my...
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:24 AM   #6
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Nowadays it's possible for a script to execute if you just read a message, even in the reading pane; however, Windows now has lots of watchdogs and most security things like Norton watch out for nasty things happening.

Windows Vista is even more watchdoggy than XP was. A lot of people have expressed annoyance with being constantly asked, "Do you want to do this?" But I rather like it.
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