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Re: Windows virus lately?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Trevor Smith" <trevor haligonian com>
To: "Fedora List" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 6:07 PM
Subject: Windows virus lately?


> Yesterday at school the support people mentioned that a new virus had
crashed
> their mail server. Then my employer said she had received numerous virus
> infected emails last night. Last night and today I've been getting
bounces,
> some of which said "hey this message YOU sent has a virus in it", and all
of
> which had an attachment of some kind (probably the aforementioned virus).
>
> However, I have been using Linux almost exclusively for the past 2 weeks
and
> the odd time I have booted to Win2k, I have not sent or received email.
>
> My theory is that I probably did not send anyone any viruses but that the
> virus du jour actually steals addresses from people's address books and
sends
> itself using those addresses as its "to" address. This theory is supported
by
> the fact that I have received some dubious looking messages from people
who
> have some "six degrees" sort of connections to me, but whom I have never
> corresponded with (so they might have been in other people's address
> books...). These messages I've received have had attachments that didn't
look
> right so I deleted them as usual.
>
> What do you think? If I have only been doing my emailing with Linux, is it
> possible that I have been sending a Win virus? Just thought you linux
people
> might have a better idea.
>
> FWIW, I have a firewall installed on Linux (I believe) and I run tiny
personal
> firewall on Win2k at all times too. So sneaky apps that try to send out
data
> without permission or those that try to usurp control or overwrite
existing
> programs are noticed immediately on Win2k by TPF.
>
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http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/28/017219&mode=thread&tid=109&t
id=126&tid=128&tid=187

Should answer your question.

Bry




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