Re: VIRUS Protection Method

From: Hairy One Kenobi (abuse_at_[
Date: 09/18/04

Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 22:53:07 GMT

"Big Johnson" <> wrote in message
> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 13:44:43 +0100, Mike <> wrote:
> >Brad wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> My computers have never been infected, but I have been the target
> >> many attacks via email. For all my email, I use an old Win 3.1 laptop
> >> Forte "Agent", an offline email and newsgroups reader. I never visit
a site
> >> in an email message, unless it is a site recommended by someone I know,
> >> I confirm with that person, he/she sent me the email. I never open an
> >> attachment, unless.... (see above).
> >>
> >> When surfing the web (dial up), I use a Win 98 computer and
> >> browser.
> >> Brad
> >>
> >> Before you type your password, credit card number, etc.,
> >> be sure there is no active key logger (spyware) in your PC.
> >>
> >
> >You see what happens when someone mentions "She who must not be named"?
> His post is brief, coherent, and makes no reference to nonexistent

Hmm. But makes about as much sense..

The only question in my mind is to why the OP turns on his machine in the
first place..? After all, if each email needs to be confirmed (presumably by
phone), then why not just make a phone call? ;o)

Mind you - good security tip in there - if you stick to using an old version
of Nutscrape, then there's plenty of time to look at a message being
downloaded, make a cup of coffee, smoke a cigarette, and still stop it

<dons Nomex suit> ;o)

(Mental note - must get around to seeing if DOS/Win 3 will /really/ fly on
modern hardware, and to remind myself what *working* PnP looked like..)

Hairy One Kenobi
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