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Viruses can steal names from address books

From: Daven Anderson
Email: l96lfury@springmail.com
Remote Name: 209.245.11.202
Date: January 09, 2003
Time: 13:51:59

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Some viruses in the last few years steal names from e-mail address books, theft of the name is automated (but the blame IS on the virus writer!). I had some viruses arrive in the e-mail headed "alumcan300dhd@aol.com" also. This is where you should look at dates and attachment sizes, such as Jul 30 and 157 KB (that was a Klezworm variant, and it came in repeatedly, headed as "alumcan300dhd@aol.com". DEFINITELY do NOT open anything that's "alumcan300dhd" from any other domain, (that SOB virus writer was too lazy to steal the whole addresses!), but be aware that a virus can steal the whole name and since Alumcan has had a computer virus or two, his name is among those stolen by these viruses. Einstein's recipe to stay virus-free: 1. Earthlink ISP (HTML e-mail disabled by default) 2. Mozilla browser and the big one: 3. Outlook Express not installed! (if you want to write e-mail offline, write it in a text document, then paste it into your e-mail when you're online) I've never used client e-mail, and if you can't live without it, I would suggest Eudora or some other alternative to Outlook.

 


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