Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/09/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Flash -- and a Virus update
From: "Rob Appleby" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 20:19:20 +0200
References: <a01060003-1020-BF1CA318C41C11D6A7CB003065C7DF66@[]>

Cyberwar is real enough. There has been a concerted attack on US radical
news and commentary websites from ISP's in Israel, which have been traced
back to modems in the WB settlements. I recently put up a WB photostory on
ZNet and was inundated with viruses (not worms), some of them quite rare,
for the following week. It's settled down now. Not the first time, either.


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Bridge" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 7:51 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Flash -- and a Virus update

> On 9/9/02 B. D. Colen  wrote:
> >I use Norton's virus scan, keep it running in background, and last
> >it a couple days I hope it's not me...
> I keep wondering if these viruses are an act of cyber-war. There's
> that just doesn't feel right about the way this one propogates.
> In a way it's the equivalent of flying an airplane into the World Trade
> The whole internet works because routers and users trust the system. These
> viruses make us distrust, which inhibits communication.
> At some point the net infrastructure will have to adjust and be more
> about accepting packets, making sure they are coming from who they claim
to be
> from. In the early days these kinds of security problems weren't an issue
> now servers and routers need to be trusted.
> I have a whole array if IP addresses that I won't receive mail from. But
what if
> we had to filter light in the same way - sorry: those wavelengths are too
> dangerous to receieve so we filter them out. So much for purple.
> Sigh.
> Adam
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