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   Re: [xml-dev] Can A Web Site Be Reliably Defended Against DoS Attacks?

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On xml-dev, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

> Short of creating a mail client and server that prevented people from receivi
> ng mail attachments, how would you solve the problem exploited by this curren
> t virus on any one of the popular operating systems existing today?

Answer: create and use a mail client that *doesn't automatically 
run attachments with executable content*.

For bonus points: recognize the fact that Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
documents are executable content.


--Joe English



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