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2001\11\29@074851 by Jinx

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I've just had the Win32.badtrans.29020 virus come into my mailbox

From Mark Munday, subject Re:  attached file HAMPSTER.DOC.PIF

Real-time AV s/w caught it and disposed of it. If Mark Munday is on
this list, clean your PC up pal and get some proper AV s/w. The only
way viruses propogate is by being passed on, to state the obvious

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2001\11\29@220724 by Quentin

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Maybe this will help somebody. A tip I got (and not used, I don't use
IE).

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To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact in your email
address book with the name !0000 with no email address in the details.

This contact will then show up as your first contact. If a virus
attempts to do a "send all" on your contact list, your PC will put up an
error message saying that: "The Message could not be sent. One or more
recipients do not have an e-mail address. Please check your Address Book
and make sure all the recipients have a valid e-mail address."

You click on OK and the offending (virus) message would not have been
sent to anyone. Of course no changes have been made to your original
contacts list. The offending (virus) message may then be automatically
stored in your "Drafts" or
"Outbox" folder. Go in there and delete the offending message. Problem
is solved and virus is not spread.
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Q..

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2001\11\29@233735 by Jinx

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> To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact in your
> email address book with the name !0000 with no email address
> in the details.

Good idea. Although I've been as careful as I can not to spread
them, there will no doubt come a day when one slips by. And to
flog the dead horse one last time, I just do not understand why
anyone would risk being on the web these days without AV s/w.
You may think "big deal if I get a bug" until your BIOS gets trashed
or files get scrambled or worse

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'[PICLIST] [OT] viruses'
2001\12\01@032355 by Jinx
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From a discussion paper on MIME vulnerability at Microsoft's site.
Nice to see the chicks get a mention as possible perps

"An attacker could use this vulnerability in either of two scenarios. She
could host an affected HTML e-mail on a web site and try to persuade
another user to visit it, at which point script on a web page could open
the mail and initiate the executable. Alternatively, she could send the
HTML mail directly to the user. In either case, the executable attachment,
if it ran, would be limited only by user's permissions on the system"

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2001\12\03@063159 by Jinx

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> To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact in your
> email address book with the name !0000 with no email address
> in the details.

I sent your suggestion to a bunch of people a few days ago. One
person who didn't try it got infected and sent me badtrans this
morning. She's now kicking herself, not because she got caught
but out of embarrassment. However, it did work for one other
person who got infected on Saturday and wasn't aware of it until
OE choked trying a mail-out. This badtrans seems to be quite
prevalent, I've had 6 sent to me in the past week

cheers

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2001\12\03@142003 by Brandon Fosdick

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Jinx wrote:
>
> > To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact in your
> > email address book with the name !0000 with no email address
> > in the details.
>
> I sent your suggestion to a bunch of people a few days ago. One
> person who didn't try it got infected and sent me badtrans this
> morning. She's now kicking herself, not because she got caught
> but out of embarrassment. However, it did work for one other
> person who got infected on Saturday and wasn't aware of it until
> OE choked trying a mail-out. This badtrans seems to be quite
> prevalent, I've had 6 sent to me in the past week

I haven't gotten any sent to me yet. I never get any of the good virii. I feel
so left out. :)

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2001\12\03@145202 by Dipperstein, Michael

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The !0000 trick won't work for all forms of badtrans, there's one, which hit my
wife that sends e-mail to addresses of senders in your deleted folder.

As it turned out there were several bogus spammer addresses that tipped her off
to the worm.  I wonder if there were any spammers with legitimate addresses that
got hit.

-Mike

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2001\12\03@174935 by Dale Botkin

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On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Dipperstein, Michael wrote:

> The !0000 trick won't work for all forms of badtrans, there's one, which hit my
> wife that sends e-mail to addresses of senders in your deleted folder.
>
> As it turned out there were several bogus spammer addresses that tipped her off
> to the worm.  I wonder if there were any spammers with legitimate addresses that
> got hit.

We can hope.

Dale

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2001\12\03@194750 by Russell McMahon

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> I haven't gotten any sent to me yet. I never get any of the good virii. I
feel
> so left out. :)

I get a steady stream. Which ones would you like me to send you ?
:-)

       RM

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2001\12\04@184320 by Jinx

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> > I haven't gotten any sent to me yet. I never get any of the good virii.
I
> feel
> > so left out. :)
>
> I get a steady stream. Which ones would you like me to send you ?
> :-)
>
>         RM

Send him the new one Russell. It's supposed to be nasty and doing
the rounds. You might have it, but I can honestly say I haven't got
Goner 'ere

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2001\12\04@185510 by Dipperstein, Michael

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> From: Jinx [.....joecolquittKILLspamspam@spam@clear.net.nz]
> Send him the new one Russell. It's supposed to be nasty and doing
> the rounds. You might have it, but I can honestly say I haven't got
> Goner 'ere

I've received a few copies of it.  It seems to be circulating around the
corporate address book.  If you'd like I can send you a copy, it's simple yet
brutal.

-Mike

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2001\12\04@185604 by Brandon Fosdick

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Jinx wrote:
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> > > I haven't gotten any sent to me yet. I never get any of the good virii.
> I
> > feel
> > > so left out. :)
> >
> > I get a steady stream. Which ones would you like me to send you ?
> > :-)
> >
> >         RM
>
> Send him the new one Russell. It's supposed to be nasty and doing
> the rounds. You might have it, but I can honestly say I haven't got
> Goner 'ere

Ok, I spoke too soon. I've been getting copies of Goner all day long from the
FreeBSD lists. That'll teach me to open my big mouth.

Why don't the spam filtering networks take care of this stuff?

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2001\12\04@204431 by John Ferrell

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> Why don't the spam filtering networks take care of this stuff?

I once thought that would be a good idea. However, I think we are better off
in the long run if the internet remains unaware of the data context.
Anything that pursues the context of the message is in a position to censor
the data stream.

John Ferrell
6241 Phillippi Rd
Julian NC 27283
Phone: (336)685-9606
Dixie Competition Products
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2001\12\04@232411 by Jinx

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> Ok, I spoke too soon. I've been getting copies of Goner all day long
> from the FreeBSD lists. That'll teach me to open my big mouth

See ? Somebody loves you after all

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