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RE: new nasty email virus trick to bypass scanners

  • From: Priyantha
  • Date: Thu Dec 04 10:51:32 2003

> At 09:53 PM 03/12/2003, Jamie Reid wrote:
> The other thing that worries me is that those who rely on 
> their ISP to scan 
> for viruses, a false sense of security can come into play.  
> In the case of 
> these types of email viruses, the user might think the file 
> is OK because 
> it was scanned.

The AVScanner should indicate that the file couldn't scan because it is
password protected and hence opening the file may be risky.