[unisog] What Email Attachments Do You Block?
ranada at cs.ubc.ca
Mon Jul 23 17:25:01 GMT 2001
Rather than selectively blocking email attachments, we've adopted a policy
of renaming attachment files using the renattach filter in partial mode.
For example, a file called innocent.doc.pif will be renamed as
-Relieves me of the burden of worrying about overblocking & underblocking;
just let 'em all through
-Improves user consciousness & vigilance with re opening attachments. Now
they can't come running to me and say they accidentally double-clicked on
it. They have to consciously rename the file before it can do any harm.
-Provides an additional line of defense against latest viruses which our
antivirus software may not yet be up-to-date enough to catch.
Simplistic, yes, but as a poor department, we don't have the resources to
attack the problem more aggressively.
On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Gary Flynn wrote:
> What types of email attachments, if any, do you block completely?
> What effects has it had on general communications and student
> submissions of projects specifically?
> Do you do any virus scanning on your mail server/gateway?
> If you don't want to post this information on a public
> list, send them to me directly and I'll sanitize and
> Gary Flynn
> Security Engineer - Technical Services
> James Madison University
> Please R.U.N.S.A.F.E.
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