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Re: [vox] New virus?



That's what I figured but there's something weird about it.  From the
"returned" message, the message was originally sent from
3e6b9911.rev.stofanet.dk.  But I don't know anyone in Denmark (*.dk).

Do I have a friend in Denmark?  If anyone here is from Denmark and runs
Outlook Express and has one of my e-mail addresses in your bookmark, then
it was probably from you.  I demand an apology!!  hehe ^_^;

-Mark


On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Bill Kendrick wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 03:12:54PM -0700, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > I'm sure I didn't send it for many many awfully many reasons (one being
> > the X-Mailer).
>
> Back when Klez first appeared, I created this page to send to people:
>
>   "You Didn't Get a Virus from /ME!/"
>   http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/bill/virus/
>
>     "...What has most likely occured is that someone else's computer sent you
>     a virus, and the virus was nice enough to randomly pick my e-mail address
>     to show as the sender. ..."
>
>
> > But all that aside, my biggest concern right now is that I
> > got this e-mail on my e-mail account that's never been spammed before and
> > the one I guard with my life.  Oh man...
>
> Well, realize it goes something like this:
>
> There are three people involved.  Mark, Mark's friend (we'll call him/her
> "Pat") who is the original victim, and the intended new victim
> (we'll call him/her "Vick").
>
>   1. Pat's computer get's infected
>
>   2. The virus on Pat's computer randomly picks [roll of the dice]
>      Mark as the 'From' address and Vick as the 'To' address
>
>   3. The virus sends the e-mail to Vick.
>
>   4. Vick, or Vick's mail server decides it's a spam or virus, and
>      contacts Mark (automatically or manually) to complain.
>      "Hey Mark!  Stop sending Vick viruses!"
>
>
> So at this point, even though you only gave Pat your e-mail address,
> and you might not know Vick at all, now Vick or Vick's mail server
> knows it, too, and thinks it's sending spam. :^)
>
> D'oh!
>
>
> -bill!
> (_carefully_ typing this into PuTTY on a Windows2000 box... *whimper*)
>
> --
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-- 
Mark K. Kim
http://www.cbreak.org/
PGP key available on the website
PGP key fingerprint: 7324 BACA 53AD E504 A76E  5167 6822 94F0 F298 5DCE



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