gtyson at nc.rr.com
Tue Jun 22 14:32:45 EDT 2004
CNN has something about this today at:
> Oh for chrissake, people, would it be possible for you to look for your
> virus information somewhere slightly more authoritative than
> For the record: At this point, 99.99% of emailed viruses you receive are
> pretty much guaranteed NOT to have come from the apparent sender.
> They're all little programs that infect a machine, then dig through the
> files on that machine looking for email addresses (either from your mail
> program's address book or from your Temporary Internet Files).
> Then they use built-in mailer routines to send emails *to* addresses
> they found, formatted to appear as though they came *from* other
> addresses that they found.
> So if you're getting anything weird or remotely viral-looking, it's a
> safe bet that it *didn't* come from whomever it looks like it came from.
> It's also a safe bet that whoever is infected has both you and the
> supposed sender in his or her address book, or has visited your or their
> website lately & gotten your address that way.
> Keep your virus protection up to date, folks, but don't waste your time
> trying to alert other people to possible infections, because you're
> rarely going to have the information necessary to figure out who's
> actually infected.
> Rawls wrote:
>>> Can anyone confirm/deny this? Can I delete it?
>>> Thanks (and be on the lookout...)
>> Some other labels seem to be having problems with
>> viruses as well. I've gotten a similar vague message
>> disguised as being from Kill Rock Stars and Dischord
>> has a warning on their website about one being sent
>> under their name...maybe Billy Corgan is finally
>> getting back at all of those "indie rock snobs" that
>> picked on him a decade ago.
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