[FPSPACE] FP is under virus/spam attack
clj at panix.com
Fri Oct 29 14:37:12 EDT 2004
> As some of you may have figured out already, it appears that FPSpace is under
> another virus/spam attack. Someone used one of my old, defunct e-mail
> to send a message (they tried the same thing several months ago, using my name
> and then Jim Oberg's name--which I think they have lifted off an FPSpace
> And then there was another message from another e-mail address.
> I deleted these things and suggest you do too.
> I agree with Mr. Kennedy (whose message did not come through on my machine, but
> whose subject line was clear) that this list-serve should NOT accept
> attachments anymore. They are easy virus vectors. Changing the software
> all messages with attachments is a good security precaution.
Ditto, ditto, and more ditto. Sadly, we're not very special; this is a
net-wide attack, using a re-invigorated version of the BAGLE worm. Here's
a link if you want to read more; other anti-virus vendors are also all over
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