[Phishing]Re: Anti-virus for FreeBSD
bah at bananmonarki.se
Wed Mar 23 21:00:44 UTC 2016
On 2016-03-23 17:31, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2016, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> Partly to toss some more fuel into the fire ;-) and partly to discourage
>> too harsh judgement of "some anti-vurus software not catching some
>> viruses" (or should I say virii as a plural of Latin word virus?)
>> First of all, the whole anti-virus approach is fundamentally flawed. In
>> fact, you can not enumerate bad (what anti-virus is trying to do). You
>> only can enumerate good and prohibit everything else. So, don't be too
>> harsh on those [anti-viruses] that miss some of evil things sometimes:
>> remember, they are trying to do the task that is fundamentally flawed.
> Is there a package out there that would block all email messages with
> binary executable content? I understand that pdf and word files may
> contain executable code - the package would have to be able to
> distinguish such files with executable code and those without. (Is
> that possible)?
> For us, that would be a satisfactory substitute for Kaspersky, perhaps
> even a superior one.
> daniel feenberg
Yes. There was a port called messagewall, where one could block
attachments and html and other nasty stuff.
Not in the ports any more.
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