[Mimedefang] Zip --> Zip --> PIF

Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com
Fri Feb 18 19:51:03 EST 2005

David Eisner wrote:
> Arthur Corliss wrote:
>> Mimedefang may not recursively unzip attachments, but if you're
>> using a scanner like Clamav with it, that should handle and stop
>> viruses like that from getting through. 
> ...
> The problem is that in general there is a delay between the time a
> virus outbreak occurs, and the time that virus scanners have updated
> DATs that detect it.
> ... we're using McAfee Virusscan.  Oddly, it still doesn't
> detect this worm.

ClamAV has a good reputation for getting DATs out quickly... in part due to a revolutionary method of posting the timestamp of the latest DAT file via DNS TXT record to save on bandwidth.

In general, having redundant virus scanners from different vendors decreases the time you are vulnerable.

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