Virus-looking mail

Luke Gorrie <>
Thu Oct 3 15:17:46 CEST 2002


G'day all,

Thanks to everyone who pointed out that a virus is going around
piggy-backed on an email that I wrote. I'm now _very_ well aware of
the fact, so no need for more warnings :-)

NB - the virus is interesting, I think it's "Bugbear". On the 'net,
they say it works like this:

Step 1: Disable any firewall or virus scanning software you have.

Step 2: Find a random mail on your computer, attach some other random
        From: address to it, along with the virus itself, and send it
        to everyone it can find.

Step 3: Start logging all keystrokes, and start a small daemon on a
        particular port to play them back to anyone who connects.

Fun, huh?

Cheers,
Luke




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