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IS IT STILL UNSAFE TO OPEN AN ATTACHMENT ??

 
 
Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 09:47 am

IS IT STILL UNSAFE TO OPEN AN ATTACHMENT ??
As we remember, some years ago, much was made of the danger
of opening attachments, because thay were the vehicles of viruses.

I have not heard much about that any more.

Is that still the case?

I just deleted an attachment message, unopened, because of that danger.

Is that still current or now obsolete ??





David
 
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 09:49 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Just keep a pistol pointed at your screen.

It won't help, but you'll feel safer while doing it.

Cycloptichorn
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 09:50 am
it still holds as far as i know, i never open unsolicited attachments unless i know the sender and the attachments source
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jgweed
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 02:08 pm
Even opening unsolicited E-mails can be harmful; attachments even more so. If you are not expecting an E-mail with an attachment, even if it comes from someone you know (their computer may have been compromised, do not open it.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 02:23 pm
@jgweed,
Just opening an email? I didn't know that, though I seldom open them (unknown sender) for many other reasons.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 04:04 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Cycloptichorn wrote:
Just keep a pistol pointed at your screen.

It won't help, but you'll feel safer while doing it.

Cycloptichorn
NO, thay jam too much,
I prefer revolvers, for reliability.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 04:06 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Just opening an email?
I didn't know that, though I seldom open them (unknown sender)
for many other reasons.
For WHAT other reasons ??
schoolhelp123
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 04:08 pm
You can download virus systems on your computer. They scan every attachment you open and tell you its danger. DO NOT OPEN attachments in your spam. If you know the sender of your attachment, open it, scan it (only a few seconds), and judge on whether or not it is harmful.

Hope this helps:)
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 04:14 pm
@roger,
Let's be realistic here. No, you will not get a virus by reading email. To get a virus, some code needs to run. Opening an email will not run code with most email programs.

There is caution. Then, there is paranoia. This thread has jumped over the line between these two things.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 04:47 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
If they are sent by someone I don't recognize, they are selling something or promoting a political viewpoint. I already have everything I want, and have access to every possible political viewpoint right here.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2010 05:30 pm
@schoolhelp123,
schoolhelp123 wrote:
You can download virus systems on your computer. They scan every attachment you open and tell you its danger. DO NOT OPEN attachments in your spam. If you know the sender of your attachment, open it, scan it (only a few seconds), and judge on whether or not it is harmful.

Hope this helps:)
Yes; if I KNOW the sender,
then I 'll call him and ask, to confirm.
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