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Re: Clueless anti-virus products/vendors (was Re: Sober)

  • From: Edward B. Dreger
  • Date: Sun Dec 04 23:19:58 2005

SMB> Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 23:04:52 -0500
SMB> From: Steven M. Bellovin

SMB> A-V companies are in the business of analyzing viruses.  They should 
SMB> *know* how a particular virus behaves.

The cynical would say they _do_ know, and "accidental" backscatter is a 
way to advertise their products. ;-)

Everquick Internet -
A division of Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. -
Bandwidth, consulting, e-commerce, hosting, and network building
Phone: +1 785 865 5885 Lawrence and [inter]national
Phone: +1 316 794 8922 Wichita
DO NOT send mail to the following addresses:
[email protected] -*- [email protected] -*- [email protected]
Sending mail to spambait addresses is a great way to get blocked.
Ditto for broken OOO autoresponders and foolish AV software backscatter.