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The virus-spreading bastards are getting clever!

 


Dumpster  (D 27314)

Jan 17, 2006, 4:21 PM
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So, like I'm just checking my email and shit, and I see an email from bbarnhouse@dropzone.com. I'm thinking, "Wow what does she have for me??"

So I check it, and the text is all in some sort of oriental script, and includes an attachment "readme.exe". My anti-virus software indentifies it as a worm. (Yahoo is pretty good that way, I must say!")

Pretty forking clever. Bastards. I know Betsy wouldn't pull some stunt like that.


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Jan 17, 2006, 5:32 PM
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WHAT????
Damn bastards!
If I send an email it always has something of significance in the subject line.

I've received a few as of late with @dropzone.com endings. But i've also received bogus email with @skydiveaz.com as well.
Do not open anything with an exe. fileMad

Sorry dumpster I didn't send it. I'd be happy to send you a PM thoughSmile


(This post was edited by bbarnhouse on Jan 17, 2006, 5:34 PM)


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Jan 17, 2006, 5:37 PM
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Sorry dumpster I didn't send it. I'd be happy to send you a PM thoughSmile

Betsy, when's the last time you checked your box for a virus?

And dumpster, what virus did it say was attached?

rl


bbarnhouse  (D License)
Pixie
Jan 17, 2006, 5:40 PM
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Betsy, when's the last time you checked your box for a virus

I didn't send him the email!!!
Additionally I have avast and it scans continuously.


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Jan 17, 2006, 6:04 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Betsy, when's the last time you checked your box for a virus

I didn't send him the email!!!

I know. But there are viruses that will send people email on your behalf without your knowledge. That's why I asked.

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Additionally I have avast and it scans continuously.

Well, then, that's probably not it.

I only know that the only times I've gotten such emails, it's been because someone's box was taken over by something evil. I never even realized that some of those people had me in their address book.

rl


yamtx73  (B 29458)

Jan 17, 2006, 6:11 PM
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I only know that the only times I've gotten such emails, it's been because someone's box was taken over by something evil. I never even realized that some of those people had me in their address book.

rl

You don't necessarily have to be in their address book for some of these virus'... Some can even pull your address from an email in their box by scanning the header.


Dumpster  (D 27314)

Jan 17, 2006, 6:45 PM
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Sorry dumpster I didn't send it. I'd be happy to send you a PM though

PM is always welcome, my dear!


Dumpster  (D 27314)

Jan 17, 2006, 6:47 PM
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And dumpster, what virus did it say was attached?


Don't recall, "My" something I think. I've seen it blocked by our firewall at work also.


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Jan 17, 2006, 6:51 PM
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And dumpster, what virus did it say was attached?


Don't recall, "My" something I think. I've seen it blocked by our firewall at work also.

This one, maybe?

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99332.htm


Dumpster  (D 27314)

Jan 17, 2006, 6:54 PM
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Looks familiar!



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