[Esa-l] Files to poison: Hybris

John D. Hardin jhardin at wolfenet.com
Thu Dec 14 06:52:15 PST 2000

On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, Graham Dunn wrote:

> I think this is going to be a moot point soon, judging from the
> noises John has been making about changing the filtering/poisoning
> approach lately.

You're using "moot" incorrectly. :)

Actually, the new model better lends itself to automatic updates than
does the current model, as you may want to implement a more draconian
security policy than the default and only having one policy file makes
that difficult to combine with automatic updates. With multiple policy
files you can keep the "standard poisoned attachments" list up-to-date
without losing your "poison all .EXEs" policy.

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