[OPE-L:4779] Re: RE: Navidad

From: Christopher Arthur (cjarthur@waitrose.com)
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 06:40:48 EST

Re: Safe EMAil intercourse.
It occurs to me that as a matter of routine one should never open any
attachment unles the covering message explicitly says there is an
attachment named 'x'. Conversely we should routinely mentin it when we are
attaching something. I just hope it is correct that as long as one does not
touch the virus attachment oneis pretty safe. I was interested in the info
about MS Outlook. I usually use Eudora Lite which is prefectly adequate.
Chris Arthur
>Riccardo asked
>>What happens if one put the file in the wastebox, and destroy it?
>Reading the descriptions at the URLs Stavros supplied
>it seems that your system is already in danger by the time you get to this
>stage (and indeed will already have engineered its transmission to others).
>All this emphasises the importance of good protection; the OU e-mail server
>detected and removed it on arrival -- all I saw of it was a warning notice
>from the system.
>Incidentally, it seems (from the final line of the message from Stavros
>which Riccardo quotes)  that either Stavros or Riccardo or both are Mac
>users -- and as such immune to the effects of the virus (which is designed
>to interfere with Windows OS variants) tho' still able to pass it on
>unwittingly via Microsoft Outlook.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: riccardo bellofiore [mailto:bellofio@cisi.unito.it]
>>Sent: 13 January 2001 06:55
>>To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu
>>Subject: [OPE-L:4772] Navidad
>>At 20:33 +0800 13-01-2001, Stavros Mavroudeas wrote:
>>>Dear comrades,
>>>my univetsity's computer system had been hit by a version of
>>the Navidad
>>>virus and my PC got it. Thus it was send to the ope-l list. I want to
>>>apologize for any problems caused. The virus can be removed manually
>>>following the directions given in the following addresses:
>>>and also
>>>Also, today my computer center informed us that Microsoft
>>warned about a new
>>>extremely dangerous virus, appearing as an advertisement of the beer
>>>Bundweiser, which destroys the hard disk.
>>>Again apologies for any problems caused.
>>>Stavros Mavroudeas
>>>Assistant Professor
>>>University of Macedonia
>>>Dept. of Economics
>>>156 Egnatia,
>>>P.O.Box 1561
>>>54006 Thessaloniki
>>>Attachment converted: Macintosh HD:Stavros Dimitriou Mavroudeas.vc
>>>(TEXT/ttxt) (00003D31)
>>	Riccardo Bellofiore
>>Office:	Department of Economics
>>	Piazza Rosate, 2
>>	I-24129 Bergamo, Italy
>>Home: 	Via Massena, 51
>>	I-10128 Torino, Italy
>>e-mail	bellofio@cisi.unito.it, bellofio@unibg.it
>>tel: 	+39 035 277545 (direct)
>>	+39 035 277501 (dept. secr.)
>>	+39 011 5819619 (home)
>>fax: 	+39 035 249975

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