Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Oct 8 07:43:04 EDT 2002
At 11:07 AM +0000 10/8/02, James Tauber wrote:
>On Tue, 08 Oct 2002 02:15:25 -0400, "Jonathan Robie"
><jonathan.robie at datadirect-technologies.com> said:
>> These emails were not sent from my computer, but from someone who spoofed
>> my address.
>The Klez virus works by spoofing addresses. It looks at the address book
>on the infected computer and randomly picks two addresses. It uses one as
>the To address and one as the From address.
>In other words, if you get email containing the Klez virus from someone,
>it doesn't mean they have the Klez virus, it just means that both you and
>the person the email seems to come from are both in the address book of
>the computer that *does* have the Klez virus.
Mark Goodacre cc'd to me a reply to Jonathan's note that I think may be of
interest to the list regarding the current spate of KLEZ-infected messages
which, as we've assured you are NOT originating from the list:
"The same thing has been happening on both Synoptic-L and Xtalk --
messages supposedly from Richard Anderson have been appearing in
individuals' mail boxes purportedly from the lists (though the
messages haven't made it to everyone, and they haven't appeared in
the archives). Richard himself hadn't sent messages to either list
for an age and it seems that again it is a case of his address having
been spoofed. Just thought it might be worth letting you know."
I don't want to continue a thread on this subject now that sufficient
warning should have gone to everyone. I have already rejected moderated
messages repeating the information and advice already offerred
authoritatively to list-members regarding these messages.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
Most months: 1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu OR cwconrad at ioa.com
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