Spam from Microsoft?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Gary J Bevans, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Has anyone else in this newsgroup been getting Spam from Microsoft with
    Virus attached?

    Last night I received 82 Emails and when I got off from work I had another
    192 From Microsoft all with a Virus attached What a pain.

    Sorry for the out of topic subject .

    Just seem to be getting more Spam since I have been reading and posting in

    Sorry for Venting!

    Gary J Bevans, Sep 19, 2003
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  2. They aren't from MS. It is the latest mail worm exploit - much more clever
    than the last one.

    It's basically a DoS attack, smearing the MS name in the process. (and
    well it should) I haven't figured out how to cleanly defeat it by
    rule. Life could suck for a few weeks. You might try deleting all incoming
    over 100k, but you may lose good mail in the process.
    Jason O'Rourke, Sep 19, 2003
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  3. Gary J Bevans

    SwashBuckle Guest

    its to late now cos they have all got are posting your real

    SwashBuckle, Sep 19, 2003
  4. Same thing for me. Not sure there is any relation with newsgroups. Really
    getting tired of that stuff.
    Gérard LALLEMAND, Sep 19, 2003
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    Steve Young Guest


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    Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 12:43 PM EDT
    Subject: OT: Email bombardment
    Steve Young, Sep 19, 2003
  6. Microsoft *never* sends out patches. It's not from MS, it's a virus.
    Randall Ainsworth, Sep 19, 2003
  7. I used to have sympathy for the computer hacker!

    Not any more!

    They should have their computers taken away locked in a small room and
    forced to watch all of the "I love Lucy, Lassie, Leave it to Beaver & Brady
    Bunch, episodes" before they are let out!

    Gary J Bevans, Sep 19, 2003
  8. haven't figured out how to cleanly defeat it by
    I've got a four-step process that is
    handling this attack quite nicely:

    [1] My firewall, Zone Alarm Pro, disables the virus executable
    by changing the file's suffix.

    [2] POPFile, my bayesian spam filter, has been trained
    to recognize virus emails. It marks the [defanged] virus
    email by adding [virus] to the Subject line. Accuracy
    running > 99%.

    [3] Norton Anti-Virus deletes the virus executable, leaving in its
    place a .txt note Re: the deletion

    [4] An Outlook Express rule keys off the [virus] marker that
    POPFile places in the Subject line, placing such email
    in its own special folder, ready for cursory inspection and

    Stanley Krute, Sep 19, 2003
  9. Gary J Bevans

    Mark Roberts Guest

    It's not (technically) spam and it's not from Microsoft*. It's the
    latest virus going around. It forges the "From" line in the email header
    to make it look as if it's from Microsoft in order to trick people into
    running the attached file. If you run the attached file your machine (if
    it's a Windows box) becomes infected and starts sending out more of
    these messages. See

    * BTW: Actually *some* of these messages *are* from Microsoft. Seems a
    few goobers at Microsoft received one of these messages and were dumb
    enough to run the attachment and get themselves infected. Apparently,
    people at Microsoft really are as stupid as people say...
    Mark Roberts, Sep 19, 2003
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    Count yourself as fortunate. Today, since 9AM I have received over 700
    of these. Different senders, different subject lines and all to a MAC
    Bob Salomon, Sep 19, 2003
  11. Gary J Bevans

    Enough Guest

    All viruses ARE from Microsoft and their POS Windows.

    That's why I use a Mac.
    Enough, Sep 19, 2003
  12. Gary J Bevans

    Charlie Self Guest

    Weird. And I was slighted pissed when I got #7.

    Charlie Self

    "Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and
    steady dedication of a lifetime. "
    Adlai E. Stevenson
    Charlie Self, Sep 19, 2003
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    Brad Guest

    You don't have to worry about getting virii on a Mac because nobody writes
    any software for the Mac. Congratulations on your wise choice.
    Brad, Sep 19, 2003
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    George Kerby Guest

    Yeah, but all this crap in my mailbox is a pain in the ass, anyway!

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    George Kerby, Sep 19, 2003
  15. Wow, I thought it was bad here ... have received about 200 since yesterday.
    The internet is a mixed blessing.
    Charles Schuler, Sep 19, 2003
  16. I do own a Mac Powerbook G3

    Still not as easy to use as any of my Windows PC's

    Gary J Bevans, Sep 19, 2003
  17. I'm getting 20Megs worth (my quota) in a couple hours time. I have
    no danger of damage from it - it's a freebsd server - but I want to
    be able to delete on arrival. Instead I'm deleting all mail for the
    moment - it's only used for newsgroups anyway.
    Jason O'Rourke, Sep 19, 2003
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    George Kerby Guest

    Put OS X on it and if you still say that, then you are beyond hope...

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    George Kerby, Sep 19, 2003
  19. Are you admitting that the old MacOS, before OS X, was a less than
    perfect operating system?

    (who still has a Powerbook 5300, too old to run OSX)
    Dave Martindale, Sep 19, 2003
  20. I run Windows 98SE on my G3 powerbook!


    Gary J Bevans, Sep 19, 2003
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