[Esd-l] macro scanner: defang instead of refuse
shiva at well.com
Mon Jun 3 10:24:01 PDT 2002
On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 09:25, Scott Taylor wrote:
> Tell your upper management that they are asking you to send through an
> unsecured document. Someone down the line obviously has a virus, I don't
> see how there can possibly be, "but not infected any longer" when the macro
> is still being passed.
We're working on tracking down the culprit.
Somewhere I read that some "cleaners" leave the deactivated virus in
Office so its remnants show up in all future files. (Anyone know where I
read this?) I'd guess it's sitting in a template file and gets inserted
into all docs created. Would this affect files originated on another
system? Ie. can we narrow this down to the original author of the
> You can edit the hold file, remove the security parts and append the file
> to your own mail box. Try opening the file with StarOffice, or hold the
> shift key down while clicking on the file (doesn't always work) to open
> Word with Macros disabled.
I wonder if OpenOffice has separate command line converters that could
be run inline to do the doc-rtf-doc conversion before it hits the user's
Has anyone worked out a better way than email to share documents between
groups, esp. when the composition of the groups is constantly changing?
Windows shares are the first thing that comes to mind, but I fear
managing the group memberships would become prohibitive as the
membership changes frequently. IMO that's why email is so popular for
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