back to article FireEye admits filtering out legitimate emails in sniffer snafu

FireEye has admitted that a snafu involving its email filtering technology meant harmless messages were shuffled off to quarantine for no good reason. The glitch persisted for around two hours during during Monday morning before the problem was resolved, as a statement by the security vendor supplied to El Reg explains. At …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    Certain non-malicious emails

    Malicious to who, we all know the answer to that one.

  2. Crazy Operations Guy

    I prefer a different methodology for spam / malware detection

    I prefer to let the software mark the message as "potentially dangerous" followed by a score so that I can id the message rather than letting software dispose of it for me. Of course I have a set of always-block rules on my mail gateway, but even then it just gets pushed to another account (checked using the 'mail' command built into OpenBSD or a command line version of Lynx for HTML mail).

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