At 02:38 PM 5/31/2001 +0100, William Silvert wrote:
>After I posted my comment about innovative new directions in virus attacks,
>the following warning appeared in my mailbox:
>----- Original Message -----
>> The following hoax email ... asks recipients to delete the Sulfnbk.exe
>I don't know whether I will bother posting advice about this to any lists,
>but it shows that the SOBs who propagate viruses are ingenious - this is so
>much like the standard procedure for cleansing many viruses that I suspect
>that some people would be taken in by it. After all, the key to computer
>sabotage is to get the user to do something dangerous, and con men have a
>long record of being able to fool people.
I filter on "virus" in the subject line. Some idiot got the bounce and
changed the subject to "important, please read and act on immediately" and
posted it before I could get b ack to him. I'm now filteing on Sulfnbk.exe
in the body.
>In any case, it is this sort of development that I think we should be
>prepared to warn subscribers about. If hoaxes of this sort become
>widespread, and not well-publicised, they are legitimate grounds for
To a totally unrelated list (like a scuba or rally list)? Or to a community
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