[Esd-l] Klez@ worm/virus

Simon Matthews simon at paxonet.com
Thu Apr 18 21:20:01 PDT 2002


I poison *.exe on principle. People can always send the files in a zip file 
if they really need to send an exe file!


At 07:52 PM 4/18/02 -0700, John D. Hardin wrote:
>On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Hermann Wecke wrote:
> > As you can see, they are defanged but they were not trapped.
>Klez and some other worms use random filenames. Are you poisoning
>*.exe? If not, then it can easily slip through, as most people only
>poison specific .exe filenames.
>I keep seeing these worms being announced, and I keep thinking about
>my default-secure stance, and I keep thinking that I'm going to drop
>*.exe into the recommended poison list on principle.
>How badly would this annoy people?
>I suppose I could maintain two lists, one with the .exe filenames from
>the various announcements, and a shorter one with just *.exe -
>any comments?
>  John Hardin KA7OHZ    ICQ#15735746    http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/
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