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Re: About NM, email and spam



On 01-07-25 Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 01:55:34AM +0200, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> > I got two already to my home email and one through my debian.org
> > address, all from different people.  Now it's funny to see just how far
> > this one is spread already (I never got that many virus mails in such a
> > short time span), but each weighs in at ~200kB, which is quite annoying.

> > (At least I think we're talking about the same virus.)

> That's the one. I got an attachment which was almost 600kb with one of them.

Only 600kb? I got one with more then 3mb. :(

> All with innovative filenames like .doc.pif, .doc.bat, .doc.exe, .doc.com.

Which is a usual behaviour for this virus called SirCam. 

> Would you think MS would release an Outlook update that would address this
> in some way? It's not exactly a new trick.

Update for which part exactly? The biggest problem are still the user
who either click on every attachment they get or use the auto-preview
option, which often also triggers the same effect (execution of the
attachment.:) So the only way of to avoid spreading the virus is to
educate the users. 

Christian
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