[Esa-l] ANN: Sanitizer Update

John D. Hardin jhardin at wolfenet.com
Sat May 13 16:16:55 PDT 2000

On Fri, 12 May 2000, Brett Glass wrote:

> This new behavior (at least I *think* it's new; I don't recall
> seeing a mention of it before)

New with 1.104

> is worrisome. We don't necessarily want to notify the sender
> automatically, since many Trojans (e.g. PrettyPark) are
> autoresponders and will send mail back! What's more, the response
> will be a fresh copy of the Trojan, so the cycle will not be
> broken by an anti-looping header.

Autoresponder? You mean, if you're infected by PrettyPark it sits
there and watches you inbound mail spool and automatically replies
with an attack whenever a message is received??? {shudder}

Okay, I'll make that optional in 1.107

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