[extropy-chat] Mail Delivery (failureextropy-chat at lists.extropy.org)
eliasen at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 6 16:28:03 UTC 2004
Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> Is this viral spam?
Looks like it. I got one of them too, with someone else's name in the "on
behalf of" slot. I was a bit annoyed that my e-mail address showed up in the
return address, but it wasn't from me. That "on behalf of" is an indication
that it was sent through Microsoft Outlook, which I don't use.
The virus takes advantage of a combination of two Microsoft bugs (which is
reason not to use Outlook nor Internet Explorer.) The IFRAME embedding would
automatically load dangerous content without you asking, and the CID: URL is
just Microsoft insanity, designed, I think, to help virus writers. Really,
don't use IE.
Rafal, if you can send me the original message with *all* headers intact,
we can possibly trace the virus, maybe even finding the person that's compromised.
Alan Eliasen | "You cannot reason a person out of a
eliasen at mindspring.com | position he did not reason himself
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| --Jonathan Swift
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