Rich Freeman via plug on 4 Jan 2022 08:58:11 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft Exchange year 2022 bug in FIP-FS breaks email delivery

On Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 9:35 AM Walt Mankowski via plug
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> It's
> hard to imagine any spam being so bad that an update couldn't have
> waited until Monday.

I imagine that if you didn't update your spam filters between Friday
and Sunday your employees would come into work with a substantial
amount of spam in their inboxes every Monday.  For every email anybody
receives, on average a mail server receives about 6 spam emails.  The
only reason the problem isn't obvious is that spam filters have gotten
pretty good.  Most rely on heavy filtering, however.

Some Google searches suggest this scanning engine is also used to
detect malware, which probably also necessitates daily updates.

It doesn't sound like this was some sort of code update (well, aside
from the code update to fix the issue after the fact).  It sounds like
these were scanner signatures.

> I don't see anything in the article that says these were daily
> updates.

I will agree with you that the articles haven't been great on
supplying details.

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