January 30, 2004

BRIAN MARTIN IS RANTING SENSIBLY about something that has been bugging me — useless “security responses” from antivirus systems that catch viral email spoofing my address. Whenever one of these email-spoofing viruses is spreading, my inbox fills up with messages reading “Norton AntiVirus has spotted a virus in an email from your address.” Except, of course, that it never came from me.

Email spoofing has been around for years. This “feature” in antivirus programs should have been off the table for nearly as long.