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This is the original LoveLetter.A email worm, ported to the UNIX environment.
It contains of a so-called shell script which, when executed, will email
itself to all addresses found in the files .muttrc and .mailrc, as well
as user names picked from the local password file etc/passwd.
It uses the UNIX standard mail program mailx to do this.
Subject: I LOVE YOU
Body: (No text in body.)
File Loveletter.sh attached.
This virus is also started at every login, as the virus file name is inserted
into the Bourne Again Shell startup file .bashrc.
This variant is equally destructive as the original VBS version. It will
attempt to flat out delete graphical files of types *.JPG, *.JPEG, *.MPG and
*.GIF, but will not overwrite them with the virus body, as is the case with
Note that as of 7 May 2000 1600 CET, this variant has not been found in the
wild, and will probably have a limited spread potential due to compatibility
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