[Dshield] vunerability windows

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Tue Feb 10 03:19:07 GMT 2004


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <allan.malig at equitablepcib.com>
To: "General DShield Discussion List" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 7:15 PM
Subject: RE: [Dshield] vunerability windows


: Interesting.   BTW, is it true that SETI has a project before that uses
: the CPU resources of an online computer (with permission  of course) when
: it's on screen saver mode?  If ever this is true, wonder how do you set it
: to pass through  a firewall :-)
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: Andy Streule <andy.streule at lythamhigh.lancs.sch.uk>
: Sent by: list-bounces at dshield.org
: 02/09/2004 06:32 PM
: Please respond to General DShield Discussion List
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: that thing that i read somewhere that aol was testing. erm. like an
: extension to smtp.
: that supposed to check where email is from before accepting it.  Seems
: like
: that would put a spanner in the
: workings of a lot of viruses.
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: one of these days, i expect to see a virus that not only leeches everyones
: bandwidth but steals computer power.
: like distributed processing. mmmmmm. 1 million pcs parallel processing.
: although i cant think of a good reason why criminals or spammers for that
: matter would want/need that much processing power. It sounds like a good
: plot for a movie. "Mad scientist solves the secrets of the ???? b4
: goverment
: with his 1 million parrallel processing pcs assembled using a worm virus"
:
: infact a movie about identity theft thru computer infection would probably
: be a good way of getting the message across seeing as nothing else seems
: to
: be working.
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: ~Andy
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: -----Original Message-----
: From: Erwin Van de Velde [mailto:erwin.vandevelde at ua.ac.be]
: Sent: 06 February 2004 18:20
: To: General DShield Discussion List
: Subject: Re: [Dshield] vunerability windows
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: On Friday 06 February 2004 18:00, Chuck Lewis wrote:
: > Erwin,
: >
: > I agree with what you say, but that last paragraph, will true, gets
: harder.
: > These more recent virus offerings have gotten very good at masking
: > themselves to normal users. If these users are used to getting emails
: from
: > workers or friends that contain attachments, when a virus reads ones
: > address list and fires these off, it is, unfortunately, more challenging
: > for these users. That is, as had been stated, this stuff needs to be
: > trapped at the email server and never even get to our users :-)
: >
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: Blocking at the server is all very nice of course, but it gets a lot
: harder
: when the virus resides in compressed files like ZIPs. You can't block all
: compressed files at the server, as there can be legitimate ones too...
:
: Why not sign attachments? If this would be possible (later possibly even
: required) in Outlook (Express) and other mail clients, like now already
: default in kmail possible, this could do the trick when eventually all
: unsigned mails with attachments could be dropped on the server.
: Of course the user needs to memorize yet another password, as we can't
: allow
:
: him to save it in his favorite mail client :-)
: In the beginning, there could be a lot of complaining by the 'normal'
: users,
:
: but in the end, it would make things a lot easier for all of us...
:
: And signing could stop phishing attempts too...
:
: Greetings,
: Erwin Van de Velde
: Student of Univeristy of Antwerp,
: Belgium
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