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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 21:45:07 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
From: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "Geoff Bull" at Jun 02, 2000 10:42:34 AM
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[said Geoff]
> Michael Feldman wrote:
> > What sort of IT manager would
> > install an e-mail agent (Outlook, in this case) that allowed
> > executable program to be buried in an e-mail attachment, and to be
> > silently executed when the attachment was opened?
> What sort of company would design such a product?

I received a note earlier indicating that there's not even an
obvious way in Outlook to turn it off. This is what Bill Gates
calls "innovation".

> It surprises me that third parties that had their networks clogged
> aren't sueing for negligence.

Oh, I figure they are doing so. At least I hope so.
> I received the Unix variant of the love bug virus that requested
> me to manually delete a few files and forward the message to
> everybody I know :-)

Heh, heh, right. I got one of those for my Mac, too.:-)