Email account utilization warning.
Mike.Jeays at rogers.com
Tue Mar 2 19:53:50 PST 2004
On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 22:00, lee slaughter wrote:
> staff at FreeBSD.org wrote:
> >Dear user of "FreeBSD.org" mailing system,
> >Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days,
> >to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free
> >auto-forwarding service.
> >For more information see the attached file.
> attachment is .pif
> "file" thinks it's DOS exe.
> man -k can't find it.
> what is it?
> a newbie
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PIF files are Windows Program Information Files, dating from the days of
Windows 3.1. I am surprised they still work - but it seems that they
do. They have executable content, and are now being used to spread
malicious software. They are perfectly harmless on a FreeBSD or Linux
machine - but be very careful not to run them on a Windows machine.
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