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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 20:27:51 -0500
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At 9:09 PM -0400 7/18/00, Beard, Frank wrote:
>Rush 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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