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Re: [vox] ucd virus question



Often enough this is common in many business environments where anything 
matching a certain profile (especially if it has an attachment) is 
'marked' and the attchement stripped out, but you are otherwise notified 
that someone else is an idiot.

z

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> to people who may know ucd policy:
> 
> 
> every so often, i still get klez viruses to my lifshitz.ucdavis.edu
> account.  along with the message, there's an attachment that says:
> 
> 
>    ------------------  Virus Warning Message (on tripoli)
>    
>    Found virus WORM_KLEZ.H in file width.bat
>    The file is deleted.
>    
>    UCD Virus scanner found virus.  Contact ithelp@ucdavis.edu with
>    questions.
>    
>    ---------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> in other words:
> 
> 1. a virus was sent out
> 2. some virus checker caught the virus
> 3. they delivered the email to me anyhow
> 
> it's my understanding that klez sends itself out without piggybacking on
> a "real" email.  in other words, something other than the user triggers
> the virus to be sent.
> 
> does anybody know why ucd insists on sending out the email after the
> virus is caught?
> 
> also, does ucd make any attempt to look at connection logs and track
> down systems that send this stuff out?
> 
> pete
> 
> 

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