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signature file

A pre-written text file appended to the end of an e-mail message that is used as a closing or end to the message. It typically contains the sender's name and address, but may contain any kind of text or boilerplate that is repetitively sent.
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Firstly, the numbers game; the amount of bad stuff grows daily and some anti-virus signature files contain in the region of 20 million signatures.
Signatures are applied mainly in database access methods useful for text retrieval such as Full text scanning, Inversion, Clustering, Multi attribute retrieval methods like hashing and signature files.
Panda Security's Collective Intelligence works as an online, real-time database that stores the majority of signature files, keeping them at a minimum on the users' PCs.
It blocks uncategorized sites based on the signature files in the company's database.
A talented but unethical programmer, if given enough time and effort, can likely hack his way into most signature files.
It confirmed it is investigating reports of the problem, asked Windows users to be wary of attachments and called for them to update their security software to obtain signature files which spot and stop the exploit code.
Accordingly, "genotype" technology is required to find unknown malicious code, which makes signature files less critical.
Once the event is past, you might need to remind everyone to change their e-mail signature files -lest your company look like one of those old billboards announcing last year's fair.
Devices attempting to access the network are scanned to make sure they have the latest security patches, virus definitions, and signature files.
A patch has been available for the bug since April, and anti-virus vendors have by now released signature files for MiMail, but that did not prevent the worm from spreading onto several thousand known PCs since Friday.