March 21, 2003

VIRUS WATCH

VIRUS WATCH: This, from Wired News, is worth knowing. There are a number of internet worms going around that play off people's fears and obsessions about the war. The rules still apply: don't open attachments from people you don't know. Even if people you do know send you things, don't open them if they look suspicious. (Outlook Express, among other email software, can be exploited by viruses because they contain address lists, and thus the virus can propogate messages to the victim's friends.) In general, treat attachments purporting to contain war info with extra skepticism; here are some of the messages that are sent by the Ganda worm, one of the most common going around.

Posted by John Tabin at March 21, 2003 10:40 AM
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