From: Michael G Schwern Date: 10:31 on 12 Apr 2005 Subject: A new email anti-virus low The attached message sent to you did not meet the Bosch security policy. Sender: email@example.com Recipients: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: "hello" Time: Tue Apr 12 08:41:39 2005 File: body.scr The original, cleaned message has been attached to this notification. I didn't sent the email. It doesn't even LOOK LIKE I sent the email! So why is your anti-virus software telling me YOU sent me a virus? What can I do about it? Compounding this genius, after it had stripped off the virus it let the mangled result through. Not only is this unwise as false positives could make you look like an idiot ("Joe, why did you try to send me a virus?" "It was a zip of our latest brochure, I swear!"), the negatives aren't likely to contain a whole lot of useful data! As a matter of fact, it stripped every bit of content off the email but the subject line. At this point you'd think some rule would kick in "If no content left don't bother sending it!" What in the hell were the designers thinking? This is Trend Micro, they've been doing this stuff for years! The software starts at $800 and goes up to $43K for 2500 users! FOR A FREAKIN EMAIL VIRUS SCANNER?! What do they do with all that money? Not hire decent programmers, apparently. Hating while training SpamAssassin for this new flood.
From: peter (Peter da Silva) Date: 11:31 on 12 Apr 2005 Subject: Re: A new email anti-virus low > What in the hell were the designers thinking? They were thinking that they can advertise their program through spam and get away with it. Why else would any A/V software send virus notices in the past, oh, five years since viruses started forging the source address as a matter of routine?
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