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Subject: Re: New emerging virus/worm. Grr.
From: JT <jtraub @ dragoncat . net>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 10:58:12 -0700 (PDT)
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Cc: mailman-developers @ python . org
In-reply-to: <B8EAE2E3 . 2BC13%chuqui @ plaidworks . com>

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On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> This one has the possibility to get really ugly and nasty, folks,
> because it's hijacking addresses. Users can't depend on being yelled at
> by friends for being infected, because this new worm hides behind random
> return addresses. Which means the only thing you know is that the
> "person" sending you the email isn't the one infected, but someone who
> knows both of you is...

The return-path header however seems to be 'correct'.  I was able to use 
that to track back the actual infected user, even when it masqueraded as 
being from one of the lists I am on.  Hopefully this helps other people 
track this back as well and at least inform the correct person that they 
are infected.

- --JT

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