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I'm on Linux so it doesn't worry me, in fact I don't even know what bugbear is but I dislike this kind of thing...
Some is definately not bugbear - Thought about response telling them how stupid they are but the bin wastes less of my time :-)
Better not have anything to do with the various containers I popped my card into at the pubcon... no one could be that stupid could they?
My antivirus systems zap everything before I get the chance to see it. A good thing really.
[edited by: engine at 5:58 pm (utc) on Oct. 15, 2002]
The Horses Mouth, so to speak comes up with
This article describes how either an Exchange Server administrator or end users can prevent the Winmail.dat attachment from being sent to Internet users when using the Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Connector (IMC).
When an end user sends mail to the Internet from an Exchange Windows or Outlook client, a file attachment called Winmail.dat may be automatically added to the end of the message if the recipient's client cannot receive messages in Rich Text Format (RTF). The Winmail.dat file contains Exchange Server RTF information for the message, and may appear to the recipient as a binary file. It is not useful to non-Exchange Server recipients.
Stick with me on this, someone with the virus has Nick_W's e-mail address and possibly the other guy. Bugbear takes all this info and throws it together into a partly credible message addressed from Nick_W. It could also send nonsense, too. Neither you nor the other party would neccessarily have the bugbear virus on your system, only the originator may have it. It's very difficult to track the originator down.
That looks like an asci representation of an executable. All viruses I get have that hog wash at the end like the email parsed the attachment like text.