Re: [asa] empty posts

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Wed Apr 15 2009 - 10:05:13 EDT

Opening ANY attachment is fraught with risk. Even when it is attached
to an email from someone you know.

I once got an email from my son, with an attachment. But the email
message did not sound like him, and so I checked further. As it turned
out, the attachment was a virus and the email did NOT come from him;
somebody had (successfully) imitated him.

I have received attachments which look like a WORD file (the DOC
ending) and a photo file (the JPG ending.) But a closer look revealed
them to be of the form


The EXE or COM endings mean they are executable programs; opening them
causes them to go into action!

Lesson -- practice safe computing!

Burgy (who always wanted to use the word "fraught" in a message!)

On 4/14/09, George Murphy <> wrote:
> I don't know about others but I don't open attachments which come with
> otherwise empty posts.
> Shalom
> George

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