Anit-Virus help for all of us??????

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Mon Nov 24 22:01:28 UTC 2003

On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 21:50:48 GMT, "Stephen J. Wilcox" said:

> Nor does it stop the user inviting an exploit to run on their PC, eg web 
> download, email attachment.. based on seeing plenty of virused/exploited 
> machines at companies I've worked at which all had AV, FW, NAT etc they still
> had the human factor who would override a warning because they got sent what 
> looks like a joke email with an attached .scr that later turns out to be a new 
> virus/worm..

The average user will say "OOH! SHINY!! [clicky-click]" when offered content
promising either dancing hampsters or pop stars wearing less clothing than
appropriate. Any security model that doesn't allow for this is doomed to

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