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Date:      Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:31:44 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Daniel Feenberg <>
To:        Valeri Galtsev <>
Cc:        Wayne Sierke <>, Olivier Nicole <>,, krad <>
Subject:   Re: [Phishing]Re: Anti-virus for FreeBSD
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On Wed, 23 Mar 2016, Valeri Galtsev wrote:

> Partly to toss some more fuel into the fire ;-) and partly to discourage
> too harsh judgement of "some anti-vurus software not catching some
> viruses" (or should I say virii as a plural of Latin word virus?)
> First of all, the whole anti-virus approach is fundamentally flawed. In
> fact, you can not enumerate bad (what anti-virus is trying to do). You
> only can enumerate good and prohibit everything else. So, don't be too
> harsh on those [anti-viruses] that miss some of evil things sometimes:
> remember, they are trying to do the task that is fundamentally flawed.

Is there a package out there that would block all email messages with 
binary executable content? I understand that pdf and word files may 
contain executable code - the package would have to be able to distinguish 
such files with executable code and those without. (Is that possible)?

For us, that would be a satisfactory substitute for Kaspersky, perhaps 
even a superior one.

daniel feenberg

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