Re: Firewalls and Cryptography

In article <4pkkg3Fjb3a7U1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, seppi@xxxxxxxxx says...
GEO wrote:

On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 03:18:53 +0200, Sebastian Gottschalk
<seppi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

BobS wrote:
Your statement was that a firewall cannot protect against viruses. They

No, they can't. By design, I can always create a virus that slips by.

And by the same logic no anti-virus ,'by design', can protect
against viruses since you can always create one that will slip by.

Wrong. Write-protecting all executables and/or removing exec right globally
gives a complete protection against viruses.

Not having a net connection or runnning any introduced media such as cd
or floopies will also accomplish this.

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