[Techtalk] [OT] FriendGreetings virus
daniel.richter at wimba.com
Fri Nov 8 18:16:23 EST 2002
Someone at work just got attacked by the FriendGreetings virus. (It's only
a virus in the loosest sense of the word, but it's still something to look
out for.) It sends an e-mail with subject: "XXX you have a greeting card
from YYY", and the e-mail invites you to this site:
http://www.friend-greeting.com [various URL parameters here]
If you click the link, you are invited to download and install software.
DON'T DO IT! The software sends the viral message to all your e-mail contacts.
The virus doesn't seem to do anything really nasty, just propagate itself.
More information here:
========== Dan Richter ============== mailto:Dan at wimba.com ===========
The only thing 'express' about Outlook Express is how fast it
spreads viruses. I like to call it LOOKOUT EXPRESS.
- Jim Greenly, professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
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