In plain text, what is it?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Don Saklad, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Don Saklad

    Don Saklad Guest

    In plain text, what exactly are these 26 lines?... from
    a message partly in plain text.


    [ ... ]

    X-Mailer: Lotus Notes Release 6.5.3 September 14, 2004

    [ ... ]

    --0__=0ABBFB00DFFE62AC8f9e8a93df938690918c0ABBFB00DFFE62AC
    Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

    [ ... ]

    (See attached file: att4zlzh.dat)
    --0__=0ABBFB00DFFE62AC8f9e8a93df938690918c0ABBFB00DFFE62AC
    Content-type: application/octet-stream;
    name="att4zlzh.dat"
    Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="att4zlzh.dat"
    Content-transfer-encoding: base64

    ICAgICAgICAgID4gYnkgTGF1cmVuIEpvaG5zb24NCiAgICAgICAgICA+IEdpdmluZyBubyBxdWFy
    dGVyIHRvIEFJRFMNCg0KSGVyZSdzIGEgdGhvdWdodCBleHBlcmltZW50Li4uDQoNClRoZSBzdHJh
    dGVneS4NCkdldCB0ZXN0ZWQgVE9HRVRIRVIgZm9yIGEgdmFyaWV0eSBvZiBzZXh1YWxseSB0cmFu
    c21pdHRlZCBpbmZlY3Rpb25zLA0KaW5jbHVkaW5nIGh1bWFuIGltbXVub2RlZmljaWVuY3kgdmly
    dXMgYW5kIHNoYXJlIHRoZSByZXN1bHRzIHdpdGgNCnlvdXIgcG90ZW50aWFsIHNleCBwYXJ0bmVy
    IEJFRk9SRSBoYXZpbmcgc2V4Lg0KDQpIZXJlJ3MgYSBjb2xsYWJvcmF0aXZlIGJsb2cgYW5kIGEg
    Y29sbGFib3JhdGl2ZSB3aWtpIGFib3V0DQp0aGUgc3RyYXRlZ3kgb2YgbGV0J3MgZ2V0IHRlc3Rl
    ZCBUT0dFVEhFUiBiZWZvcmUgd2UgaGF2ZSBzZXguLi4NCmZvciBTVERzDQpodHRwOi8vTm90QjRX
    ZUtub3cuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tDQpodHRwOi8vd3d3LnNlZWR3aWtpLmNvbS93aWtpL25vdF9iNF93
    ZV9rbm93DQoNCkVhcmxpZXIgZWRpdHMgYXQNCmh0dHA6Ly96b3JrLm5ldC9kc2FrbGFkL25vdGI0
    d2Vrbm93DQoNCllvdXIgY29tbWVudHMsIGZlZWRiYWNrLCBzdWdnZXN0aW9ucywgcXVlc3Rpb25z
    IHdlbGNvbWUuLi4NCg0KV2hhdCBwdWJsaWMgaGVhbHRoIG9mZmljaWFscywgam91cm5hbGlzdHMg
    aGF2ZSBvYnNlcnZlZCB0aGUNCnBoZW5vbWVub24gb2YgcG90ZW50aWFsIHNleCBwYXJ0bmVycyBn
    ZXR0aW5nIHRlc3RlZCBUT0dFVEhFUg0KQkVGT1JFIGhhdmluZyBzZXg/Li4uDQo=

    --0__=0ABBFB00DFFE62AC8f9e8a93df938690918c0ABBFB00DFFE62AC--
    Don Saklad, Jun 22, 2006
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  2. Don Saklad

    Vanguard Guest

    "Don Saklad" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In plain text, what exactly are these 26 lines?... from
    > a message partly in plain text.


    <snip - Base64 encoded part in e-mail>

    So what does the .dat file look like when you save it to the hard drive
    and look inside of it using a text editor, like Notepad? Since it is
    stream-type content, maybe it is just a pointer back to some server from
    whence the audio/video stream is retrieved.

    If you visit
    http://www.opinionatedgeek.com/dotnet/tools/Base64Decode/Default.aspx
    and enter the encoded lines, it looks like some text message with URLs
    about sex and aids.
    Vanguard, Jun 22, 2006
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  3. Don Saklad

    imhotep Guest

    Don Saklad wrote:

    > In plain text, what exactly are these 26 lines?... from
    > a message partly in plain text.
    >
    >
    > [ ... ]
    >
    > X-Mailer: Lotus Notes Release 6.5.3 September 14, 2004
    >
    > [ ... ]
    >
    > --0__=0ABBFB00DFFE62AC8f9e8a93df938690918c0ABBFB00DFFE62AC
    > Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
    >
    > [ ... ]
    >
    > (See attached file: att4zlzh.dat)
    > --0__=0ABBFB00DFFE62AC8f9e8a93df938690918c0ABBFB00DFFE62AC
    > Content-type: application/octet-stream;
    > name="att4zlzh.dat"
    > Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="att4zlzh.dat"
    > Content-transfer-encoding: base64
    >
    >

    ICAgICAgICAgID4gYnkgTGF1cmVuIEpvaG5zb24NCiAgICAgICAgICA+IEdpdmluZyBubyBxdWFy
    >

    dGVyIHRvIEFJRFMNCg0KSGVyZSdzIGEgdGhvdWdodCBleHBlcmltZW50Li4uDQoNClRoZSBzdHJh
    >

    dGVneS4NCkdldCB0ZXN0ZWQgVE9HRVRIRVIgZm9yIGEgdmFyaWV0eSBvZiBzZXh1YWxseSB0cmFu
    >

    c21pdHRlZCBpbmZlY3Rpb25zLA0KaW5jbHVkaW5nIGh1bWFuIGltbXVub2RlZmljaWVuY3kgdmly
    >

    dXMgYW5kIHNoYXJlIHRoZSByZXN1bHRzIHdpdGgNCnlvdXIgcG90ZW50aWFsIHNleCBwYXJ0bmVy
    >

    IEJFRk9SRSBoYXZpbmcgc2V4Lg0KDQpIZXJlJ3MgYSBjb2xsYWJvcmF0aXZlIGJsb2cgYW5kIGEg
    >

    Y29sbGFib3JhdGl2ZSB3aWtpIGFib3V0DQp0aGUgc3RyYXRlZ3kgb2YgbGV0J3MgZ2V0IHRlc3Rl
    >

    ZCBUT0dFVEhFUiBiZWZvcmUgd2UgaGF2ZSBzZXguLi4NCmZvciBTVERzDQpodHRwOi8vTm90QjRX
    >

    ZUtub3cuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tDQpodHRwOi8vd3d3LnNlZWR3aWtpLmNvbS93aWtpL25vdF9iNF93
    >

    ZV9rbm93DQoNCkVhcmxpZXIgZWRpdHMgYXQNCmh0dHA6Ly96b3JrLm5ldC9kc2FrbGFkL25vdGI0
    >

    d2Vrbm93DQoNCllvdXIgY29tbWVudHMsIGZlZWRiYWNrLCBzdWdnZXN0aW9ucywgcXVlc3Rpb25z
    >

    IHdlbGNvbWUuLi4NCg0KV2hhdCBwdWJsaWMgaGVhbHRoIG9mZmljaWFscywgam91cm5hbGlzdHMg
    >

    aGF2ZSBvYnNlcnZlZCB0aGUNCnBoZW5vbWVub24gb2YgcG90ZW50aWFsIHNleCBwYXJ0bmVycyBn
    > ZXR0aW5nIHRlc3RlZCBUT0dFVEhFUg0KQkVGT1JFIGhhdmluZyBzZXg/Li4uDQo=
    >
    > --0__=0ABBFB00DFFE62AC8f9e8a93df938690918c0ABBFB00DFFE62AC--



    A mail header with a file attachment named att4zlzh.dat. Warning, the mine
    description describes it as "text/plain"...I would guess this is an attempt
    to trick you into install a virus....

    Imhotep

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    imhotep, Jun 22, 2006
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  4. Don Saklad

    Don Saklad Guest

    Thank you !

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    Virus Scan Results
    File name: att4zlzh.dat
    File size: 1kb
    File type: application/octet-stream
    Scan result: No virus threat detected.
    Scanned with:
    Norton 2006
    AntiVirus
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    Don Saklad, Jun 22, 2006
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  5. Don Saklad

    TwistyCreek Guest

    imhotep <> wrote:

    > A mail header with a file attachment named att4zlzh.dat. Warning, the
    > mine description describes it as "text/plain"...I would guess this is
    > an attempt to trick you into install a virus....


    You're being "reverse tricked". ;) Lotus, and bunch of those
    Pro-feshonal type office applications rename or name attachments like
    this. It's a plain text message, probably a copy of the original.
    Something else these types of applications are famous for. Outbreak
    Excess has it's HTML attachments, Lotus has ".dat" attachments. <g>
    TwistyCreek, Jun 22, 2006
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  6. Don Saklad

    TwistyCreek Guest

    Don Saklad <> wrote:

    > In plain text, what exactly are these 26 lines?... from
    > a message partly in plain text.


    It's a MIME attachment, probably a duplicate of the part of the message
    you can read with your naked eyes. ;-)

    Here's the attachment decoded:

    ---cut---

    > by Lauren Johnson
    > Giving no quarter to AIDS


    Here's a thought experiment...

    The strategy.
    Get tested TOGETHER for a variety of sexually transmitted infections,
    including human immunodeficiency virus and share the results with
    your potential sex partner BEFORE having sex.

    Here's a collaborative blog and a collaborative wiki about
    the strategy of let's get tested TOGETHER before we have sex...
    for STDs
    http://NotB4WeKnow.blogspot.com
    http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/not_b4_we_know

    Earlier edits at
    http://zork.net/dsaklad/notb4weknow

    Your comments, feedback, suggestions, questions welcome...

    What public health officials, journalists have observed the
    phenomenon of potential sex partners getting tested TOGETHER
    BEFORE having sex?...

    ---cut---
    TwistyCreek, Jun 22, 2006
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  7. Don Saklad

    imhotep Guest

    TwistyCreek wrote:

    > imhotep <> wrote:
    >
    >> A mail header with a file attachment named att4zlzh.dat. Warning, the
    >> mine description describes it as "text/plain"...I would guess this is
    >> an attempt to trick you into install a virus....

    >
    > You're being "reverse tricked". ;) Lotus, and bunch of those
    > Pro-feshonal type office applications rename or name attachments like
    > this. It's a plain text message, probably a copy of the original.
    > Something else these types of applications are famous for. Outbreak
    > Excess has it's HTML attachments, Lotus has ".dat" attachments. <g>


    Outbreak...nice!

    Imhotep

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    imhotep, Jun 22, 2006
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