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Date:      Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:59:17 -0400
From:      William Dudley <>
To:        Daniel Feenberg <>
Cc:        Valeri Galtsev <>, krad <>,  Olivier Nicole <>,,  Wayne Sierke <>
Subject:   Re: [Phishing]Re: Anti-virus for FreeBSD
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demime will remove attachments.  I don't know if it can be configured to
remove only certain kinds.

Bill Dudley

This email is free of malware because I run Linux.

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Daniel Feenberg <> wrote:

> 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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