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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.

      The kind that isn't written in Perl and can't use Archive::Zip, Archive::Tar, etc to interrogate the contents, perhaps? I'm not exactly sure how the MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] product does it, but to date it has stopped every unknown virus in the wild that it's come across, including the attempts to hide inside multi-zipped files or the latest 3 level extensions.

      Its pretty cool to be considered one of the top anti-virus companies in the world and to know the products (well the big two) are written in Perl ;)