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Date:	Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:16:36 -0500
From:	Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
To:	Gene Heskett <gheskett@...v.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: possible viri in tarballs?

On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 03:47:07PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >If the file was had any amount of XML or XHTML2, that would be markup
> >crap.  But some Twiki style ascii markup is hardly a problem -- it
> >looks just fine when viewed in a text reader.
> 
> I was using mc's f3 function. I agree, it looks fine in less, or even 
> gedit.  I am going to filter it, you do as you feel is correct.

Well, in any case, if a couple of lines which are prefixed by
asterisks where all the characters are otherwise english words in a
full ASCII text gets declared "malware", that's probably be best
demonstratoin about why many Anti-Virus companies are selling pure
snake oil, and someone should be demanding their money back.  :-)

      	       	       	      	 	   	 - Ted
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