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<b>WARNING!!</b>

Postby Raden » Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:00 am

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Do not open email from mderting@campbell-ewald.com it contains a virus. I have reported it to the system administrator and suggest you do the same if you get this email. The email for the administrator is cewebmaster@cecom.com



The subject of the message is:

Re: spyderco, meeting notice



I'd be willing to bet it's our resident <h1><b>TROLL!!</h1></b>



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Postby Dav » Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:45 pm

Thanks for the warning. Virae (sp?) suck. Got one in the mail the other day, luckily I don't have a wintel machine, no programmer in his right mind would bother writing a virus for a mac. (Or own one) <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

What did the message in the e-mail say? *grin*

*chuckles something about fighting fires with flame* <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Pachucko » Tue Apr 30, 2002 6:17 pm

Top.

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Postby sam the man.. » Tue Apr 30, 2002 9:16 pm

Thanks for the warning dude! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby dialex » Wed May 01, 2002 6:33 am

Thanks for the warning. A few days ago I got a CIH that tore down my entire network. I definitely wouldn't like to start all over again. Shame on those who use such a friendly name as <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> as a password!



Edited by - dialex on 5/1/2002 6:34:44 AM

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Postby AllenETreat » Wed May 01, 2002 5:04 pm

Maybe I should send our resident troll a
Michaelangelo or CIA. If you really want to blow your minds, check out :

www.spectre-press.com <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

It just goes to show, two can play at that game! <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Especially an old hand like me. <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

ATE <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby 4 s ter » Wed May 01, 2002 6:14 pm

ATE

Great Site! I especially liked the "Nuclear Bomb Manual" - Only $15. A bargain since the "Handicap Parking Permit" sells for $20

I'm off to order the manual telling me "How to profit on the exchange of Canadian Travellers Cheques" <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby AllenETreat » Wed May 01, 2002 7:46 pm

I REALLY like the "virus creation lab" <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Just another way to "re-invent the wheel" <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

ATE <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Sword and Shield » Wed May 01, 2002 8:07 pm

Virii...not good, not good at all. <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

While my Internet security is overall pretty good, (I have 4 different emails, 1 for secure stuff) some things are just annoying.

However, I have seen one excellent way to combat virii: Instant destruction, followed by blocking of the name. Works every time.

Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.

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Postby Al » Wed May 01, 2002 8:34 pm

If you're scared of getting an email virus? Why not delete the email directly off the server so you don't have to download it.

'Mailwasher' is excellent for this.
http://www.mailwasher.net/

You can set it to bounce back their email so it looks like your address has been closed down and makes them think you no longer exist...<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Now ain't that cool!

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Wed May 01, 2002 10:10 pm

I received that, and of course instantly deleted it w/o opening. I would never open an executable file from an unknown source. By the way, the spelling and grammer in the text of the message was so bad that I could hardly understand what it said...

Raden,

Thanks for the heads up. I wondered if it was a virus, and if so if it was maybe from goofy.

Jeff.

Edited by - Jeff/1911 on 5/1/2002 10:17:00 PM

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Postby J Smith » Wed May 01, 2002 11:13 pm

I got one a couple of days ago but there was no message just an atachment so I deleted it.

}{ Jeff }{

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Postby vampyrewolf » Thu May 02, 2002 7:26 am

Had a few odd ones in the last week... about 4-5... just a topic, no text, no attachment...

No problems about viruses on this comp. Norton is a '95 version, and last I checked I had 3.1BIL known viruses it was protected against. Including about 20 strains of the Black Plague.

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Postby Spyderbyte » Thu May 02, 2002 8:14 am

From what I hear, a virus called W32.Klez.E@mm is making the rounds. It's a mass-mailing email worm. More here if you are interested:

http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/ ... .e@mm.html

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Postby Spyderbyte » Thu May 02, 2002 8:21 am

A news item on the Klez virus can be found here:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... zd/5106468

Practice safe computing, people! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Raden » Thu May 02, 2002 2:43 pm

Klez...

that was one of the virui in the message. There were 2 I don't remember the other off hand.

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Postby Clay Kesting » Fri May 03, 2002 2:43 pm

I haven't received the email and I don't have the virus on my computer. However someone has set me up by sending the virus to another person and making it look as though it has come from me. This is the only board that I visit regularly so it is most likely that someone here is responsible. Now who have I upset recently?

Not happy.

Clay

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Postby Spyderbyte » Fri May 03, 2002 2:57 pm

The way most viruses (virii?) like this work, is that they replicate by sending themselves to every email address in the address book on an infected computer. Some even fake the "from" address by picking random addresses from the address book or received emails. What probably happened is that someone that had received an email from you or has your address in their address book got a virus and it faked its "from" address by picking yours at random. It probably wasn't deliberate.

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Postby Raden » Fri May 03, 2002 11:43 pm

What's the deal? I got another today. This one was with a bladeforums subject.

Glad the antivirus is up to date.

This one was from jesthay@bellsouth.net

Spyderbyte,

I understand that the virui is spread like that. My point is I only use the Spyderco@charter.net here and at Bladeforums.com and if it wasn't sent on purpose to me then someone here has it on their computer.


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Edited by - Raden on 5/4/2002 12:50:05 AM

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Postby Clay Kesting » Sat May 04, 2002 2:54 pm

Thanks for the explanation Spyderbyte. I'm glad to know that there's nobody out to get me <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>. I received a heads up email from Symantec about this virus yesterday, apparently it's spreading like wild fire. I updated my definitions and scanned my computer and it's clean, so I definitely didn't send it.

Clay

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