From: Allin Cottrell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Oct 06 2002 - 23:23:22 EDT
On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, gerald_a_levy wrote: > I have been informed that it contains a virus. Indeed. Here is an account of the operation of "bugbear" -- the worm responsible for the recent "re-sending" of old OPE-L messages to some list members. Cf. http://www.f-secure.com/bugbear/ "The worm can pick up old e-mail messages from an infected system and send them to random e-mail addresses. This means that private e-mails will be disclosed to third parties. Forwarding old e-mails is actually a social engineering trick - When people receive such e-mails, they will be baffled by the contents. In many cases they will click on the file attachment just to figure out what the strange e-mail is all about - thereby becoming infected." Allin Cottrell.
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