[Esa-l] Over sensitive poisoning

John D. Hardin jhardin at wolfenet.com
Wed Aug 2 21:15:43 PDT 2000

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Dave Clendenan wrote:

> I think I must have missed something in the original
> discussion of this, because it seems to me that it's
> rather redundant to poison 
> 'filename.[safe_extension].[extension_we're_mangling_anyway]'

Point to consider: filename mangling does not prevent the user from
unmangling the filename. Poisoning something obviously bad like
EXPLOIT.TXT.VBS keeps it from being delivered at all.

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