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From Scooter C <>
Subject Re: New Guy, Suggestion
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 14:31:22 GMT
Good Morning  Group,

Aren't we suppose to use AOO, rather then OOo?

Take Care.
College Park, MD USA

Rob Weir wrote   on 5/8/2012 1:23 PM:
> This is not really the best current advice. A few thoughts:

> 1) What makes you think that someone cannot post a malicious file to 
> this mailing list?

> 2) OK. maybe this list strips out attachments and does not forward 
> them. But in general, mailing lists are not secured against malicious 
> file attachments. 3) What prevents someone from sending out emails 
> containing a malicious file but they bypass the list and just type 
> [OOo] in the header. Such 'phishing' attacks via email are quite common.

> 4) But you might say that this list is so small and obscure, that it 
> would not be worth someone's time to send out spam pretending to be 
> from [OOo]. It is not like we're a large bank or some other retailer 
> typically spoofed in phishing attacks. But then there is "spear 
> phishing', where someone goes specifically after you. They search the 
> web and see that you are posting to this list, so when they send you 
> the malicious file they make it look like it is coming from a source 
> familiar to you, a familiar list, or even a familiar person. This 
> happens more times than you might think. So best practice is not to 
> open unexpected file attachments, even from people you know. It might 
> not really be from them. Don't rely on "recognition" of names or 
> lists. Those are trivial to fake. Digital signatures can also help, 
> but not everyone uses them. -Rob

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