Newsgroups - how secure are they?

  First Bass 02:21 13 Jul 2005
Locked

Anyone know just how safe it is these days to download Newsgroup Postings? Do Virus checkers and Firewalls keep the nasties at bay if you read postings on an ISP Newsgroup?

  interzone55 11:21 04 Aug 2005

The only free AV program I know of that checks usenet postings is Avast! It checks usenet postings from Outlook Express, Agent and Thunderbird (plus others)

  First Bass 12:25 14 Aug 2005

Thanks Alan. Downloading seems to be potentially hazardous unless your defences are secure. Common belief is that once your EMail address is posted, you end up on every spammers list in the universe!

  seedie 16:13 14 Aug 2005

yep

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

What went wrong at the Designs of the Year 2017

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment créer, modifier et réinitialiser un compte Apple ?