On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 10:29:28AM +0100, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> Is it just me or is the incidence of 'doze trojans increasing hugely ? I
> reconfigured fetchmail on my box here a while ago not to fetch anything
> bigger than 100K and if I see anything skipped I'll ssh into the mail server
> at my convenience to have a look. It can be be a large attachment someone
> has sent me for business reasons but in the last two weeks I'm suddenly
> getting lots of obvious 'doze trojans in attachments. Has the general level
> of such gone up in the world or has one of my addresses just ended up
> somewhere unsavoury ?
Yeah, it's the Klez worm. Seems nasty. Some of the attachments can be
infected by other virii - the register mentioned that one of their readers
got a chernobyl attachment.
> My children have been harassing me to set up email accounts for them and I
> decided I wouldn't until I installed Linux on their game machine - in the
> light of the level of attacks I'm seeing I think that may have been a good
> idea (yeah, I know, pathetic attempt to drag this mail on topic :-) )
Well, last count I've just over a hundred such mails that have been
diverted to a spam folder. Bare in mind that the way this thing works, it
mainly sends to people that have posted to mailing lists. It also hides
the from address, so you get a mail from someone that had sent a mail to
someone that received a mail from you.
John Looney Chief Scientist
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