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    Question Re: Virus Sample

    G'day all, I just got an email from:support@symantec.com Re: Virus Sample Size 41 kb.
    I go to my IP home page and look through my mail there and just delete all the junk instead
    of going through Outlook Express. I have been told that i cant be infected by virus doing this,
    Is this right ?

    I didn't click on this email as it obviously seems a bit suss, and was wondering if
    anyone else has seen anything like this lately, or could advise me if i am at risk if i click on it.

    Is there a way to safely open this email and see what, if any virus/trojan is in it ?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks TidaL.....

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    well you could always use telnet to read your mail it if its a pop account and your feeling exceptionally leary of it. you could also use pine to read your mail and download and attacments to a folder where you could open them in notepad like TheSpecialist said or run strings.exe against it to eliminate all the non human stuff. or you can get all you email in any client as 'text only'.
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    the only ways that you can get a virus from e-mail, is if you open the message (or the message is auto opened in the preview pane) or if you run an attachment.
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    Tisk tisk... you can have a mail service that filters out MIME/UUencodeing & attachments. But getting through that is no problem when 100% of the time you could just setup a few web servers to host your malware then spam out a few URLs to them VIA: email, IRC, IM, & (ect).

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    But the question was could he get a virus (or similar) if he opened his email through his ISP's homepage. Which is not relying on that you dont download any of the attacthments, or emails arent laced with spyware code.

    Tedob1, i like your telnet idea, i was using telnet to view emails for ages, not sure why just felt more consolish(if thats a word)

    Anyway all cool and effective answers

    my 3 cents

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    Originally posted here by TidaLphasE23
    and isn't telnet a security risk, or a hole in the O/S ??
    Ah come on you gotta be ****ing shiting me...

    Telnet is terminal emulation software. If your compromised to a point where I have enought access to run telnet and other things then your already ****ed. If I could run any command I want on your system then FTP, TFTP, debug, interpreters, compilers, command line text editing, or hell alot of browsers can be ran VIA: command line bringing users to some nasty scripts and encoded executables. Any number of programs could be used for seting up droppers or uploading a wide variety of things for further compromise.

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