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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Interesting, so that'll be why I receieved this message this morning from a client:
    Please note that due to action taken by our IT colleagues, we will be unable to receive .zip attachements today (26/06/03). I apologise for any inconvenience.

    What kind of crappy software doesn't look inside container files for viruses. Even the abominable mailsweeper, which I thoroughly despise , handles this.

    -Dom

    • What kind of crappy software doesn't look inside container files for viruses. Even the abominable mailsweeper, which I thoroughly despise , handles this.

      More likely is that their AV vendor hadn't released updates to catch the virus by this point. And given that the vendors couldn't agree on what was the definitive list of .zip files that were likely to contain the virus, blocking all .zips isn't too bad an idea, at least until you're sure that the AV software is sufficiently up to date.

      N