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Old 05-14-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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OTW. Got a virus in e-mail today.


I'm glad I don't have windoze. I don't get much spam but I do get viruses from time to time. I wish they could hang those nuts, by them I might add. I'm to the point, where my friends are concerned that use windoze, I don't even care if they are teenagers. They just need to be stopped.

Oh, virus according to f-prot was this.

Code:
/home/dale/Mail/inbox/cur/1084565811.18611.DdHgY->visa_data.pif  Infection: W32/Netsky.AB@mm
/home/dale/Mail/sent-mail/cur/1084565838.18611.1qePu:2,S->visa_data.pif  Infection: W32/Netsky.AB@mm
/home/dale/Desktop/visa_data.pif  Infection: W32/Netsky.AB@mm
It may not do much good but I "bounced" the message back, just in case they person sending it is infected. I know, it is usually spoofed but it is the best I can do.

When will viruses end???

Love my Linux.

 
Old 05-14-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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Read a book and you will know more.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 08:17 PM   #3
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Oh I know about them viruses. I just wish we can hang the writers and get rid of them. Oh, spammers too.

Just glad I don't use windoze. That makes about a dozen nasties now.

Where's my rope?

 
Old 05-14-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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A few months back I was receiving almost 5 emails a day that were viri, when I tried to open them yahoo would not let me. Ive got a few in my inbox right now but cannot open them.
Writers of viri are vandals and should be jailed for life.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 02:04 AM   #5
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Somebody that feels the same as me. I got plenty of trees and rope. Somebody bring them over. I also live real close to a big river. I have extra chains and blocks too.

Bring 'em on.

Later

 
Old 05-15-2004, 08:55 AM   #6
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If we were certain of who writes the viruses then I agree burn them. But we can never be certain as to a persons guilt.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:09 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
Somebody that feels the same as me. I got plenty of trees and rope.
Don't burden the trees with that filth ; Use lightpoles.
Quote:
Somebody bring them over. I also live real close to a big river. I have extra chains and blocks too.
And then be fined for "Environmental Crime"?(polluting the water)
No thanks. Stick with the rope-and-lightpoles.

And before anyone mentions it ; Don't feed them to the Jackals/rats/whatever other animal ; you might poison them(the animals , that is) and I'm vehemently opposed to animal-abuse.
Even ticks are too good for that scum.

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Old 05-16-2004, 05:32 AM   #8
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i got four different mails with netsky, so i am in for the light poles.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:02 PM   #9
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Crap, I got two more this morning. I'm getting ready to change my e-mail address. At least my ISP is local. Just go over there and change the darn thing.

Code:
/home/dale/Mail/inbox/cur/1085164913.1750.IGLag->my_stolen_document.pif  Infection: W32/Netsky.AB@mm
/home/dale/Mail/inbox/cur/1085164921.1750.7hxmY->all_pictures.pif  Infection: W32/Netsky.AB@mm
I am also starting to get a feeling for just shooting them dead. I would shoot them where it hurts the most I might add. Let them suffer before they die.

I'm vented a bit now. Still glad I don't use windoze though.

Later


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Old 05-21-2004, 06:29 PM   #10
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Bouncing them may be a bad idea. If the email address is spoofed, you may be helping the bug propagate itself by sending it to the person who's address was used.

Sit back and enjoy watching Netsky on your Linux box. It is like a bull without horns.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 08:14 PM   #11
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That may be true if they use windoze. Hmmmmm. I want the person to know someone is spoofing, possibly, their address but if I just send them a note they then know my address is real, if they are the bad guys.

What should I do? The feds don't care, that's for sure. My little ISP can't do anything either. I have no hard feeling on turning them in for sure. I have reported some child porn sites. They go away pretty fast too. Local FBI office does real good on that.

What is your advice to do my part? Is there someone I can turn this into or what??

Me

Later

 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:01 AM   #12
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I don't se anything you can do - short of going to Germany and show that arrested virus writer how we feel about virus writers. That may scare some a way.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 10:10 PM   #13
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I get a fair number of bugs in email messages (hoorah for Evolution and Linux). I simply delete them. If the message was from someone you know, call or email them directly (don't forward the infected message). If you don't know them, treat it like spam, which it is in a way. A list of email addresses (real or not) is all that is required to spoof-send email/viruses/spam.

A call to ALL mail server admins. MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL SERVER HELOS PROPERLY!!!!
That will at least reduce the fake ones for those of us using helo checks in our filters.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 06:03 AM   #14
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well...apart from the email virus in these days norton keep on warning me about virus detection and conseguent delete of it...even if i'm not viewing pages / checking mail ..i just have MSN and irc open (i dont click any stupid link on irc)
Sometimes these warnings are A LOT ... where do these virus come from??
Some ppl told me about a bad win update that could cause this...

I think that in this period MS system are getting 0wned by viruses and worms...it is not the right way to show MS does bad OSes...
 
Old 05-26-2004, 05:00 PM   #15
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A simple way to deal with virus makers, is to make an example to the rest by torturing and impaling a few virus/trojan makers on TV then parading their corpses through the Capital, to make an example to the rest. That way virus makers all around the world would tremble.
I just hope I never find reason to make viruses if this was the punishment.
 
  


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