[Techtalk] new spam thingy

Raquel Rice raquel at thericehouse.net
Fri Nov 22 12:12:48 EST 2002

On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 23:09:07 -0600
"Ms. Piglet" <listpig at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Actually, what I've been hearing about (and paying minimal
> attention to, admittedly, as a Mac/Linux user) is executable code
> embedded in HTML, so that displaying the HTML email causes it to
> execute. (This in email, not in webpages....)  Now how valid that
> is, I've not a clue; it's just been the buzz going by---I think
> the mechanism is something to do with the code in the HTML
> triggering the attachment, and email programs that automatically
> stash the attachment elsewhere are fairly immune, as is of course
> anyone who disables HTML in their email.
> --pig

Check out the virus "W32.Brid.B".  It's a really nasty little

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