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[19:13 EST] A new virus, alternately called Mydoom or one of the Mimail variants, is spreading quickly this afternoon. It was apparently first picked up by the virus labs the middle of this afternoon (EST). At 6:15 p.m. EST our antivirus software company issued a new data file which catches it and our automatic update procedures picked up the new virus definitions at 6:47 p.m. At this point, all SpamCop email is protected from the virus but there were a few hours this afternoon between the introduction of the virus and when we get the new definitions where the virus was delivered to email accounts. As always, don't open attachments you haven't requested, even if they appear to be from people you know.
Hey, at least it DDOSes sco.com. Not that I agree with cybercrimes but I couldn't think of a better company to do it to.
MSN picture hacking. Someone got into my profile and hacked my picture. They knew I was jewish and put nazi material all over it. They even knew where I lived...
I don't think they hacked my entire profile as none of it was changed. My friend had his hacked too, so I know it's some kind of new microsoft vunreability, maybe in the .net framework or server apps.
I posted about it but no one really seemed to care.
I do not mind if the attachment and email are deleted just want them gone.
What is the best software to use?
Yep woke up 6:30 this morning received an alert from Norton, updated it, and blocked all .pif,.bat,.scr,.exe,.zip,.bas and few others at the server so I wont receive it.
However I did get one email with a very suspicious attachement which I deleted. That was before I put a block on the server.
Never seen something move so fast, i mean I finished last night at 11:30pm woke up at 6:30am and I receive many alerts!
This one will hurt people!
All webmaters should look into blocking attachments at the server. Their are many attachments these days I don't require people to send me.
If your on a commercial basis like .com .net etc then it would be wise to look into it.
I have managed to block so many unwanted attachements..
Take care guys!
If someone wants to send us an executable attachment like a self-extracting zip archive, they have to put a special text in the body.
The problem with relying on auto-updating AntiVirus Software (which I also use) is that some viruses spread faster than the auto-updates.
I suspect it abuses one of my domains as email in the from-header for replicating. Besides the official virus mails I get bombed with "Virus removed" mails.
Only 1 of my domains also, but this was before I placed my block not sure if the block would stop it or not.
Our block only stops the email arriving to our computers, maybe if someone who was infected and had your email address in their address book, it would then send the virus to someone else and it would appear from you. Then a warning message is sent to your email address even though your not the original sender.
Ah, but this baby is a .zip file which unzips to .pif. That makes it trickier.
Yes, for the first time I am blocking the Zip files.
I would say 90% are being blocked at the moment but some still manage to get through.
I received one with
which surprised me and yet NAV says: