[OT] Sense and Sensibility
sanjuro_e at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 2 12:05:26 PST 2001
You're absolutely right. This is they way people SHOULD handle their mail
and all other programma's.
But for some reason they just don't. I have even seen someone getting a
virus warning (with flashy dialog box and annoying sound) and just clicking
'continue' without even looking at it!
And I still don't understand why. May be someone here can help me out.
At 14:27 2-1-2001 -0500, you wrote:
>It's not even just that. Most anyone on this list has already seen this
>message run through once, along with all the responses (including the
>one that pointed out exactly what this virus does and the different
>subject headers, message bodies, and file attachment names that go with
>the message in whatever language it comes in). Here's a simple if
>statement (not C, shell script):
>if [ read_about_this_before = yes ]; then
>open_message_and_or_attachment = no
>elif [ read_about_this_before = no]; then
> if [ message_looks_strange ]; then
> open_message_and_or_attachment = no
>echo -en "\a\a\a\a\a\aVery good,Opie!\a\a\a\a\a\a"
>Then again, that's just how I see it. I try not to blame it all on the
>fact that the virus exists--the message obviously doesn't look like it's
>personal/from someone you know, and it doesn't look like something
>somebody on this list would post. The blame falls on the person who
>even _opened the message_ in windows--I mean hell, at least screen
>strange shit through a linux mail client or ask someone about it first.
>As I always tell my dad "If you get any messages with attachments, make
>sure they're from people you know and make sure that person knows they
>sent it before you even consider opening the attachment." Sure it sort
>of takes the fun (*ahem* convenience) out of things, but in the long run
>it's better to be safe than sorry.
>Sanjuro Europa wrote:
> > I don't care that you use Windows, I use it myself. But PLEASE install a
> > virusscanner.
> > Sanjuro
> > At 13:52 1-1-2001 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Today, Snowhite was turning 18. The 7 Dwarfs always where very
> educated and
> > >polite with Snowhite. When they go out work at mornign, they promissed a
> > >*huge* surprise. Snowhite was anxious. Suddlently, the door open, and the
> > >Seven
> > >Dwarfs enter...
> > --
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