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Thread: New e-mail virus [OT][ADIM]
face BY : Dale Botkin email (remove spam text)

On Fri, 5 May 2000, Dipperstein, Michael wrote:

> In the case of this worm, it replaces every JPG it can find with a copy of it's
> vbe.  If you have JPG viewer that executes VBEs (does such a thing exist?), and
> someone sent you a worm effected JPG, you'd be infected.

Yes, ACDSee (as well as others, I'm sure) will launch a file if you
double-click it. Of course, it wouldn't show up as a JPG or other image
file, so you'd still have to be pretty stupid and/or pretty careless to do

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."
               -- Isaac Asimov


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