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What about those of us who are using shared/public
computers?  I know that the uni's actually pretty good
at preventing these sorts of things, but you never
know.

Clint


--- Christophe Grandsire
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> En réponse à "H. S. Teoh" <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> >
> > Furthermore, the content of the email is very
> suspicious: it appears to
> > be
> > a truncated copy of a GENUINE message sent to
> CONLANG a while ago,
> > however
> > with a long binary attachment of type
> application/x-msdownload and
> > (very
> > suspicious) filename "icq200b.exe.exe".
> >
>
> I just received today an empty email with just this
> same file as attachment. It
> came from an address which pretended to come from
> Padraic. Also, in the last
> few days, I've received two other empty emails like
> that, with attachments
> with .gif.pif endings (or .pif.gif, I cannot
> remember exactly). The email
> addresses looked familiar, but not exactly. Maybe it
> came from the same
> source... Luckily, I don't use Outlook, but my plain
> ol' webmail interface
> which cannot read show anything fancier than plain
> text and puts anything which
> is not plain text into attachments that don't open
> automatically. So I'm pretty
> safe here. To be sure that I'm not the one infected,
> I'm right now performing a
> full scan of my computer. But since the BugBear
> virus was already recognised by
> my Virusscan, I don't think I was infected (I do at
> least one scan per day. I
> was a little worried that it didn't update its virus
> definition file lastly,
> but I just solved that problem).
>
> We're currently 374 subscribers on the list, and it
> can come from anybody, even
> a lurker. So it is indeed important that everyone on
> the list checks their
> computer. Let's just hope it doesn't come from
> someone who is NOMAIL at this
> moment... Luckily, BugBear is not anymore a very
> dangerous virus (McAfee just
> put it out of their list of dangerous virusses. It
> is now considered "medium
> risk").
>
> Christophe.
>
> http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr
>
> Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else
> play the leading role.


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