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[liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List Guidelines

Omer Gibreel omegato at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 3 21:45:32 PDT 2012


Greeting Greg,
you point is for sure true, the gap between virus releasing time and antivirus companies realizing it and updating there virus database could be used to initiate a virus attack, which lead me to another question, maybe the method in which pasting the text on the email is the best of them or i could say the most safest of them.
best regardsOmer Gibreel

------------------------------------------------------------------------Omer Gibreel010-8074-0882 // omegato at hotmail.com // twitter:@OmerGibreelSeoul National UniversityMaster Candidate of Management Information System ------------------------------------------------------------------------



> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 21:32:21 -0700
> From: greg at norcie.com
> To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List Guidelines
> 
> This is a good logic, but there is still a problem even if Google scans
> uploads.
> 
> Both state and nonstate actors often use zero day vulnerabilities. Since
> a zero day has never been seen before, there is no signature for it in
> any virus database.
> --
> Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com)
> GPG key: 0x1B873635
> 
> 
> On 8/3/12 9:10 PM, Omer Gibreel wrote:
> > Greeting,
> > 
> > as i have suggested previously, a person could upload the doc file
> > to Google doc and select the option of sharing the link publicly, this
> > would allow people to access your document online. another method which
> > has already been stated before is to just copy and paste the content on
> > the email indicating the starting point of the document and the ending
> > point. also if you are worried about virus from google doc i have just
> > done a search and found out that google doc has an
> > internal mechanism for scanning virus from document that are being
> > shared. here is more information on that in this page under the subtitle
> > security  http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=172541, 
> > 
> > well i hope this help and if anyone has any
> > information concerning the security of accessing document
> > using Google doc i hope they can share it with us. i also agree
> > with kyrah there is no point in using drop box as it would be as if we
> > are downloading a document into out system there is no difference
> > between a downloading a file from drop box and a downloading a file from
> > a email attachments. 
> > 
> > 
> >     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >     Omer Gibreel
> >     010-8074-0882 // omegato at hotmail.com // twitter:@OmerGibreel
> >     Seoul National University
> >     Master Candidate of Management Information System 
> >     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > 
> >         /
> >         /
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:42:54 +0200
> >> From: kyrah at kyrah.net
> >> To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> >> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List
> > Guidelines
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Many thanks, Yosem, Brian and Nathan for this initiative!
> >>
> >> > Any sharing that needs to be done can use public Google Docs
> >> > or Dropbox links.
> >>
> >> This may be a silly question, but how exactly does downloading something
> >> from a a Dropbox link differ from downloading an email attachment? The
> >> basic issue of potentially malicious binaries from a potentially spoofed
> >> source is still there, isn't it?
> >>
> >> Unless I am overlooking something (which may very well be the case),
> >> isn't the main issue here about trusting binaries -- regardless whether
> >> they are sent as attachments, or as links to some download site? Just
> >> thinking aloud here... perhaps the policy could be extended to encourage
> >> sharing information in plain text/html whenever possible?
> >>
> >> Best, kyrah
> >>
> >> --
> >> For extra security, this message has been encrypted with double-ROT13.
> >>
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