[b-greek] A warning about warnings

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (mauros@iol.ie)
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 10:28:24 EDT

Warning messages about new viruses are common enough on various lists (
including this one, recently ).

But listmembers [ especially those using Outlook Express ] should exercise
extreme caution about a new warning message which serves only to propagate
a virus

Here is the start of a piece in yesterday's Computer World ( the entire
piece can be read at:

(May 15, 2001) Antivirus companies have long cautioned users against
opening unexpected e-mail attachments or attachments sent by strangers, but
thanks to a new e-mail worm spreading this week, antivirus companies can
add themselves to the list of not-to-be-trusted e-mailers.

The worm, called VBS.Hard.A@mm, shows up in users' in-boxes disguised as a
virus alert from Symantec Corp., the antivirus vendor said in a virus alert
. With a subject line reading "FW: Symantec Anti-Virus Warning" and an
attachment bearing the name "www.symantec.com.vbs," the relatively
innocuous worm, like many other recent worms, is written in Microsoft
Corp.'s Visual Basic script (VBS) and propagates through Microsoft's
Outlook Express e-mail client.

Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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