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Tharliss
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Virus Warning

Post by Tharliss » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:45 pm

Copied from Avlis Forums:
AUman wrote:FYI, I just received an e-mail to the COPAP Newsgroup with the subject "[CoPaPList] SERVER REPORT" with an attached file called data.cmd which has the virus W32.Mytob.AH@mm.

Orleron
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Post by Orleron » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:00 pm

Not sure where that email came from, but thanks for the heads up.
Avlis: http://www.avlis.org

"My name is Orleron...a dungeonmaster...two years ago I got shot through a game client...I'm in a distant part of the internet aboard these servers of escaped mental patients...my players. I've made enemies, stupid, and annoying...now all I want to do is make CoPaP a reality, to warn Earth...Look inward(to your monitor) and share the newbies I've seen..."

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Post by JollyOrc » Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:33 am

First, my apologies for that virus you got. Right now, I have no idea
how that got there, as both my computers claim to be virus free, and
there isn't even an email program running that is capable of sending
emails from this account (I am using a lot of webmail lately).

Nonetheless, I've deleted the account this virus allegedly came from,
just in case said account has been hacked.

The proper authorities are being informed right now. We apologize for
the inconvenience, and I hope no one got blasted by that virus.

bye,
JollyOrc
bye,
JollyOrc
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Post by Wyrmwing » Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:38 pm

Jolly, I just received another mail from your address

Sorry to be the bringer of bad news :?
Roaming on Avlis

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Post by JollyOrc » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:53 am

it's not from me.

Someone is spoofing my email. I've disabled the "may send email" privilige for this email adress, so whoever is doing it will have to find another identity. :twisted:
bye,
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Actually...

Post by OmegaZERO » Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:25 pm

Actually, I've seen some sites that allows one to send emails with any address one wants. Heck, I was able to send myself an email from "sox@whitehouse.gov" a few years back. I've seen current versions of these sites, and it's highly plausable that there's a version that would allow for an attatchment as well. As far as I know, there is saddly no defense against that kind of attack.
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