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"...a message was inadvertently transmitted to members of the Google media e-mail list that contained a virus-infected attachment."
The emails apparently sent via YahooGroups do look as though the headers authenticate. No attempt to contact Google to confirm has been attempted - Google rarely comments on security matters.
I'd think it was much more efficient to include a brief summary in plain text in the email, and then a link for the full press release. That way they could just store it on a web page and avoid problems like this. If the PR was in HTML they would also know that people could read it without having specific software installed apart from any browser.
Most of the great Web companies we know were developed by a few people, and everybody started using those things, right? Yahoo! is a great example, Google is a great example. My brother is one of the founders of eGroups...
Larry Page [businessweek.com]
There are two things apparently, the first being press releases sent out as attachments, and the second being the virus attached/included.
Google possibly encourage email attachments just to show support and their preferences for pdf and doc files ;)
They're e-mail message is usually this:
"Please see the attached file"
They have different Subjects , they're attachment (virus, not to download) is usually a *.pif extension or a *.src extention.
That's all I know about Sobig...
They do a lot of harm to your computer.
For more info , see here:
(IMHO) But for Google, they had no Anti-Virus (or a Bad Anti-Virus) , How can they have Firewall? They may have a Firewall, but the chances are 6 to 10, and If Google were attacked but the Blaster, it would be a big news. And Blaster Worm only attacked Windows Operating System's (They didn't Attack all others and Windows ME), Is anybody sure Google has Windows or do they just have Linux or something , because when I fetched server headers for www.google.com , I get that they have this server:
GWS/2.1 , this can be "Google Web Server" or something else.