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At 9:09 PM -0400 7/18/00, Beard, Frank wrote:
>> God help the Navy when it's enemies discover that they can attach
>> a VBA or Active-X agent to a datastream and infect the entire system
>> with some sort of virus.
>While I agree with the sentiment, it won't be quite that easy. Unless
>the Navy diverts from using either KG krypto or NES encryption, the
>enemy will have to penetrate one of the two before they can attach
>the virus. While I'm not a huge Microsoft fan, they do have some
>useful tools, virus prone as they may be. Since both encryption
>methods are "heavy duty" and rotate keys frequently, you can
>basically use just about anything behind them. Of course it
>never hurts to have something less vulnerable.
what about if someone sends email from navy shore faciltiy that is
infected? Our army customers mail system was shut down for about a
week over the iloveyou virus!
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