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NEW VIRUS: NOT A HOAX!!!

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  1. enjoythemusic

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    thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. rob lay

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    Yes, we got hit at Sprint and my personal email is full of about 10 of these. As of this afternoon, most of the major virus protection companies didn't have a scan for it yet.
     
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    Thanks for the warning, Steve...


    Rob, does this mean my phone isn't gonna work...? :D
     
  5. 96impalaSS

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    My sprint looses service in some parts of my house anyways.:(
     
  6. 62 250 GTO

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    I hope it doesn't crash my cpu, I won't be able to reach my important information. p o r n
     
  7. rob lay

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    You mean your phone worked in the first place? :D
     
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    LOL...!!! Yeah, but considering it's a Sprint phone, i'm just as surprised as you...! :)
     
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    Just got an email from Mark@creative-i.com entitled Hello with an attachment...

    It says right in the body:
    The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment.
    ...and the attachment is called data.zip... Thanks for the warning, Steve, i would've opened this, downloaded and been f_cked...
     
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    Well... i did not get it, but as my address seem to reside on tens of thousands of people's computers. Therefore ANYTHING that hits and i seem to get aware of it very early :(


    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  12. MikeZ_NJ

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    Business will be booming this week. :)
     
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    Thanks a lot for the warning.
     
  14. GrigioGuy

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    Ok, I have to ask....what the HELL are your email admins doing at Sprint?

    Any competent admin would have blocked inbound executables (etc) a long time ago, with the possible exception of carefully controlled 'transfer' mailboxes. Any modern SMTP server can be configured to examine the contents of zip files and clean them up/strip the executables. Couple that with proper firewall rules to limit access to personal emails at work, and you have a secure environment.

    C'mon, that's just bush-league work. We were automagically blocking this virus before it ever hit the mailing lists. In fact, the first one we blocked was at 1:02 PM Central Time.

    I am available for consulting at a hefty hourly wage :)
     
  15. rob lay

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    You should apply to Sprint then, although you might have to be from India and work for $10 an hour.
     
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    Eh, I shouldn't have ranted. Just irritates me to see poor workmanship. Fortunately, it's not my problem :)
     
  17. rob lay

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    LOL, it's been my problem today, but 10 emails didn't bother me. What bothers me is these huge 4,000 person lists and someone will send an email out to all something that's not wanted and then at least 200 people will reply to all to tell that person not to send the email out to the entire list. Then you have another 200 people emailing to all telling the 200 people that replied to all not to reply to all. :D
     
  18. enjoythemusic

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    rob328gts,

    And THAT reminds me of a commercial. And they told two friends, who then told two friends, and so on, and so on :)

    Enjoy the Shampoo,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  19. Matt LaMotte

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    Good looking out Steven. Your the man! My mom just got her cmputer fixed and you saved me a ton of whining from her.
     
  20. enjoythemusic

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    ALWAYS glad to help Matt. And yeah, i KNOW about the monther calling her son about computer problem :(

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  21. Doody

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    fwiw, it looks like trend micro had this patched yesterday evening. i've gotten a ton of these overnight but the virus software has intervened.

    no clue on mcafee, etc.

    doody.
     
  22. enjoythemusic

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    Doody,

    McAfee released a fast fix at about 7pm with their ExtraDAT/SuperDAT, and a formal fix/update at around 9pm.

    Enjoy the Drive (this morning to vote :) ),

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
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    Symantec's 1/26/04 Defs will take care of the virus
     

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