VIRUS ATTACHED TO AN EMAIL FROM MODLIB@ALGOL ETC!?!?
kamins at dogeared.com
Thu Jan 29 11:17:15 EST 2004
At 9:11 AM -0500 1/29/04, j b krygier wrote:
>Tricky thing about the recent bach of viri is that they
>may say they are from a particular address (such as MODLIB)
>but they are not (or at least this is what I was told by our
Yeah. It's called "spoofing." In effect, a batch of e-mail addresses
are hijacked and randomly inserted into the "from" field of letters
sent out by the virus. The more clever viruses hijack your e-mail
Address list from your computer and send replicant viruses to
everyone on the list using YOUR e-mail return address, letting you
think you can open an attachment with impunity.
By the way, people with Macintoshes running the MAC OS need not worry.
>I set the maximum number of characters
>allowed in a MODLIB posting to 5000
Damn! There goes my latest screed on those auctioneers on eBay who
would defame our Finest.
Scot Kamins, ABR
Specializing in Brokerage Services for Home Buyers
(with Scott Trahan Realty Brokerage, Portland OR)
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