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Subject: Re: A digital out issue: Rockbox vs. Archos Firmware

Re: A digital out issue: Rockbox vs. Archos Firmware

From: John Stevenson <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 08:55:59 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Chris
Just to point out that Zip, JPG and GIF files can still be harmful. In fact any kind of attachment can contain a virus especially on a Windoze system since it is possible to double tag a filetype for example you could have a file that says readme.txt.exe
Best protection is to ensure you always have an up to date virus checker installed.

Opening an attachment is only harmful if;
1) it is somethings that is executable
This is .exe, .bat, .vbs, .scr, etc.
2) and it is malicious.

Things like .jpg, .gif, .txt, .zip, etc.
are not harmful.


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Received on 2004-01-27

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