[Esa-l] *.exe has been added to the recommended poison list

John Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Tue May 7 11:57:01 PDT 2002

Okay, this tears it:


Due to the fact that Klez is being parasitized by other viruses, and
that so many worms now use randomly-named .EXE file attachments, I have
added *.EXE to the recommended default poison list file. This is in
keeping with my default-secure (some may say "default-paranoid") stance
for the sanitizer as a whole.

If you wish to continue using the recommended poison list without *.EXE,
you will have to script removing that filespec as part of your download

This change is effective immediately.

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