Virus-looking mail

Laszlo Varga <>
Thu Oct 3 15:37:15 CEST 2002


Hello,
is that fun available on UNIX/SUN systems?

If so, then how to detect, or get rid of?

Cheers:
Laszlo


> To: 
> Subject: Virus-looking mail
> From: Luke Gorrie <>
> X-Sincerity: 14% (approx.)
> Date: 03 Oct 2002 15:17:46 +0200
> User-Agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> 
> 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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