[LINK] Ruminating about viruses
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 20:17:13 +1000
On Fri, 25 Oct 2002 00:08:19 +1000, you wrote:
>Why, in the modern world, would anyone want an email client which made
>it possible to execute anything which arrives by an attachment?
Are there any current email clients that still allow you to execute an
attachment without saving it to disk first?
Outlook doesn't, by default it doesn't even let you save it to disk,
let alone execute it. I believe that Outlook Express is the same.
Forte Agent asks you for confirmation if you request the launching of
>Are modern versions of Word etc. still able to be infected by opening a
>.doc file with macros?
Not unless they are digitally signed by a trusted source. While that
relies on a user knowing whether a source should be trusted, in
practise, most virus authors don't sign their code.
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