Yet ANOTHER virus. Patch those Windows sytems!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by William Poaster, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Mimail-C
    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?vname=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 -
     
    William Poaster, Nov 3, 2003
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  2. William Poaster

    Ionizer Guest

    "William Poaster" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > Mimail-C
    >

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?vname=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)
     
    Ionizer, Nov 3, 2003
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  3. William Poaster

    mhicaoidh Guest

    Taking a moment's reflection, Ionizer mused:
    |
    | 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.
     
    mhicaoidh, Nov 3, 2003
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  4. 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)
     
    William Poaster, Nov 3, 2003
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