Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Unix and Email Viruses
Author: Jim Roepcke Posted: 6/16/1999; 9:51:11 AM Topic: Unix and Email Viruses Msg #: 7438 (In response to 7428) Prev/Next: 7437 / 7439
It's easy to protect against viruses on Windows:
- don't pirate software (sheesh, give us programmers a break!)
- don't use floppy disks from your kid's friends house :-)
- remove floppy disks from the drive when you're done using them (so that you don't accidentally boot from one)
- don't use Outlook or any other e-mail client with it's object model exposed to scripting languages (as nice as a client as it is, if you're not in the top 10% in computer-literacy, you're not prepared for the consequences)
- get a virus scanner, just to be safe
- never EVER open EXE attachments without scanning it first, and even then, you're doors are wide open if you do
- Always heed warnings about macros in Office documents!
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Unix and Email Viruses, Paul Nakada, 6/16/1999; 10:06:21 AM
- Re: Unix and Email Viruses, Samuel Reynolds, 6/16/1999; 12:23:08 PM
- Re: Unix and Email Viruses, Tim Danner, 6/16/1999; 12:44:48 PM
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