Re: And another one just for fun!
From: Lohkee (Lohkee_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 18:26:28 GMT
"Chris Croughton" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:43:05 GMT, Lohkee
> <Lohkee@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> >"donut" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >> "Lohkee" <Lohkee@worldnet.att.net> wrote in
> >> news:sQa2b.email@example.com:
> >> >> 2. Use a properly configured firewall.
> >> >
> >> > Incapable of reliably stopping a well-written virus (not to mention
> >> > those originating from the inside).
> >> How is a properly configured firewall incapable of stopping a well
> >> virus? How does it get inside to begin with? There are always people
> >> claiming this, but I have yet to see it demonstrated.
> >Ever heard of a floppy diskette, CD ROM, Thumb Drive, or a keyboard? Ever
> >heard of email attachments?
> All of which require the user to import them. If the user deliberately
> bypasses the firewall, of course it won't prevent things (duh!).
Exactly my point.
> >How about embedding code in the comments section
> >of a web-page?
> Huh? How would that do anything at all? Comments are ignored, or
> should be by any browser written by sopmeone competant.
Who said anything about the browser? We are talking about methods to
circumvent a firewall.
> >For that matter, consider any of the "major" viruses over the
> >past five years.
> Yes, all due to the users not having a firewall and/or opening things
> without bothering to check (see my comment about babies sticking things
> in their mouths).
Better do some research on hostile code before you make such statements
(although I do agree with your comment about babies).
> >> Why? If the firewall keeps it out, the only way it can get in is if the
> >> user allows it in somehow.
> >History has shown that users are very good at doing just that, or do you
> >follow (as you suggested earlier) what is going on in the world (Melissa,
> >Love Bug, etc, etc, etc).
> Think of it as evolution in action. I have no sympathy with people who
> continually use broken software, knowing that it is broken, or who still
> open unknown attachments despite all the warnings. I only have sympathy
> for their victims, the ones who then get flooded with the amails etc.
> To misquote lady Bracknell: "To be infected with one virus may be
> regarded as a misfortune; to be infected with two looks like
> >My obligation to trolls (and idiots) has now been met.
> So you are now leaving? Please close the door on your way out.
Such a shame, and to think that you were actually starting to show some
semblence of rational thought.
> Chris C