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Yet ANOTHER virus. Patch those Windows sytems!

 
 
William Poaster
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      11-03-2003
Mimail-C
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...=worm_mimail.c
AS USUAL, this is a *Windows-only* menace.
Linux, Mac, OS/2 and Unix users are immune.

"Windows users who open the executable file get
themselves infected. Thereafter the worm scours the hard disk of
infected machines for the email addresses of potential victims.
The worm fakes the sender's email address by composing it
from 'james@' and the domain name of a recipient."
" Another variant, Mimail-D, which attempts to DDoS
anti-spam sites, is also causing considerable Net disruption."
- The Register ; 03/11/2003 -
 
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      11-03-2003
"William Poaster" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Mimail-C
>

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...=worm_mimail.c
> AS USUAL, this is a *Windows-only* menace.
> Linux, Mac, OS/2 and Unix users are immune.
>
> "Windows users who open the executable file get
> themselves infected. Thereafter the worm scours the hard disk of
> infected machines for the email addresses of potential victims.
> The worm fakes the sender's email address by composing it
> from 'james@' and the domain name of a recipient."
> " Another variant, Mimail-D, which attempts to DDoS
> anti-spam sites, is also causing considerable Net disruption."
> - The Register ; 03/11/2003 -


Why is it that virus-writers are so consistently illiterate when it comes to
composing the text portion of their virus emails? This one starts with the
line "Finally i've found possibility to right u, my lovely girl..." Still,
it is somewhat enticing; nobody has referred to me as a "lovely girl" for
years now.

Regards,
Ian.
(Now Playing: I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group)


 
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mhicaoidh
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      11-03-2003
Taking a moment's reflection, Ionizer mused:
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| Why is it that virus-writers are so consistently illiterate when it comes
| to composing the text portion of their virus emails?

Because most virus writers are not native English speakers. Though,
correctly, they assume most of those who will be infected are.


 
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William Poaster
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      11-03-2003
It was on Mon, 03 Nov 2003 11:18:21 -0500, just as I was halfway through a
large jam doughnut, that Ionizer wrote:

> Why is it that virus-writers are so consistently illiterate when it comes to
> composing the text portion of their virus emails? This one starts with the
> line "Finally i've found possibility to right u, my lovely girl..." Still,
> it is somewhat enticing; nobody has referred to me as a "lovely girl" for
> years now.


LOL!

> Regards,
> Ian.
> (Now Playing: I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group)


 
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