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Correction: Yes, hooking up that malware-infected Windows system to the Internet will cause it not to work unless that malware-infected system's owner or user knows his way around the registry.
Correction: We don't agree.
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Hey, you're almost right! But if they *do* provide service, they have to carry evrything. Look up "common carrier" sometime. Way to ignore the point! Good job! You give...
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Ray Ingles Your circular reasoning is making you dizzy. Good. I am. And I probably shouldn't have stated it that way. What I...
I do. You are.
Glad you like it...
Feel free to .sig it. If you read it enough, you might even come to understand and accept it.
No need. A telco will not willingly carry information they know to be criminal. sendmail will and does, to the detriment of the whole world.
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Of course, the user got malware-infected by connecting to the Internet. All those malware...
But Ford can inspect the vehicle and still not know it will be used for nefarious purposes. sendmail, however, can inspect the email and positively identify it as a virus, but won't.
And MS-Windows-OE-Outlook-IE is doing the same.
Nor is it MS' job to verify the data is safe.
The same way anti-virus programs work:
- inspect for virus signatures, attachment names, bodies. - quarantine certain file types - .exe, .com, .scr, .cpl and .bat - and verify acceptance by the intended recipient.
The best way to reduce malware? Severing the fingers of the perps.
According to 99.99999% of cola it is.
MS software isn't broken. Malicious individuals and groups are.
By that measure (ease of break-in), Linux-OSS apps are very guilty, as buffer overflow vulnerabilities are the most widely-known and used exploits. But still, day after day after year after year, they show up.
That presupposes most Windows users leave the their Windows Explorer Folder Options settings at the default. I don't agree. Plus, the default settings vary from version to version.