On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 19:29 +1000, James Gray wrote:
> On 24/07/2008, at 6:48 PM, Herman wrote:
> > I got this message. It reads:
> ---8<--- snipped
> > Word document attachment (Euro Afro Asian Sweepstake Lottery
> > Award.doc)
> > ---
> > I would need OO to read it.
> > Is OO resistant against a possible embedded virus?
> Geez. If you THINK it might have a virus and you are uncertain of
> it's safety when opened in OO, then *WHY* did you send it to the
> entire users list?!? That's like going to the school yard with a
> round metal object that LOOKS like a grenade, then tossing it to the
> kids and asking them to pull the pin so you can watch from a safe
> A better approach would have been to save the attachment to your own
> drive, scan it with ClamAV or any number of free (as in beer) virus
> scanners for Linux, then asking the group about macro safety in OO
> (without the attachment). Of course if anyone REALLY wanted to see
> your spam, then they could ask you for the attachment off-list
> Please DON'T post stuff you have no confidence in the safety of - like
> telling n00bs to run "sudo rm -rf /".....don't do it; it's a grenade.
well my question is..if you think its a virus....WHY NOT SCAN IT? its
not that hard to do!!?!?!? I dont think that people should rely on other
people to scan a particular file for them.
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