[Bonwicke] [Fwd: [Ansteorra-announce] Anti-virus informational post]

Charlie Cain / Larkin O'Kane larkinokane at cox.net
Thu Sep 30 22:51:58 PDT 2004



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[Ansteorra-announce] Anti-virus informational post
Date: 	Fri, 1 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0500
From: 	Pug Bainter <pug at pug.net>
To: 	ansteorra-announce at ansteorra.org



Good Morning,

  The information below is good advice and please remember it before
  taking *any* action.

  First, don't believe every virus warning you receive. Many of them are
  false but are in a format or with false creditionals that leads most
  people to believe them. If you get one, please check the sites below
  to see if it is valid. Many of these you will find verbatim as being
  a hoax that is either new or been around many years.

  Second, if you get an attachment from someone that you are not
  suspecting, do not open it. Verify what the person sent you was meant
  for you and what the content is.

  Third, ensure that your Anti-Virus software is always current. I
  actually have mine download updates daily due to the rapid discovery
  of new viruses right now.

  Finally, if you are in doubt, please feel free to contact me via email
  at pug at pug.net before forwarding any information on. In general I will
  know about many items such as this before others due to some mailing
  lists that I monitor.

  This message, or a modified version of it, will be posted through the
  Announce list on a quarterly basis. Those list administrators who wish
  to include it on their lists not included in this regular posting are
  welcome to.

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Government and security organizations:

http://ciac.llnl.gov
http://csrc.nist.gov/virus/
http://www.cert.org


Third party informational sites:

http://www.kumite.com/myths
http://www.snopes.com
http://www.urbanlegends.com


Anti-Virus vendors:

http://www.mcafee.com               (http://www.mcafee.com/centers/anti-virus/)
http://www.symantec.com             (http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/)
http://www.f-secure.com             (http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/)
http://www.antivirus.com            (http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/)
http://www.windriver.com/virus/index.htm


A good "how-to" for safe email practices:

http://ntbugtraq.ntadvice.com/safemail.asp
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  I hope this information has been useful to you and you will use it
  wisely.

  If you know of sites that should be added to this list, please let me
  know and I will include them.


Sincerely,

--
Phelim "Pug" Gervase   |  "The problem's plain to see
Bryn Gwlad - Ansteorra |   Too much technology."
Dark Horde Moritu      |   
pug at pug.net            |   --Styx
  Note: The views do not reflect the SCA nor the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
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