[mso] Re: bugbear virus just got sent

Just as an FYI...Brett is a techie and MS beta tester...so his email is all
over the place from lists. And personally, I'll lay odds he doesn't really
have the virus cos' he's be one to surely protect his system.  


Dian Chapman
Technical Consultant
& Microsoft MVP

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-----Original Message-----
From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ray Blake
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 12:58 AM
To: mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mso] Re: bugbear virus just got sent

As I understand it, Bugbear takes two addresses from the infected users
contact list and melds the name of one with the domain of another, then uses
this Frankenstein address as the supposed source of the infected mails it
the sends. So, for instance, if you were infected when the only
2 addresses in your contacts list were 'mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' and
'ray@xxxxxxxxx', Bugbear would go whizzing out of your outbox bearing a from
address of either 'mso@xxxxxxxxx' or 'ray@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'. Neither of these
addresses is real and neither 'mso' nor 'ray' are the sender.
For the real sender's name to appear in the from field, he would have to
have put himself and his own email address in his contacts list, and even
then it's a random selection from all contacts.

This being the case, the person names in the 'from' field is very unlikely
indeed to be the sender of your virus email; his only crime is to be in the
address book of the sender. As such, he's probably received the same virus
attack you have, from the same person at the same time.

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Dian Chapman
Sent: 15 August 2003 04:03
To: mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mso] Re: bugbear virus just got sent

 
HA! Brett...innocent? I think NOT!<smirk> Yes, I know Brett and yes, it
could be a spoof, but I'm blind copying him into this email so he'll know
that somewhere something is wrong and viruses have his name attached.

(Oh Brett...read below, luv. Hope all's well over there...stay cool!)

Good luck getting outta town, Linda! They SAY things should be fixed by the
AM...but that'll, obviously mean a big backlog of flights.

Dian Chapman
Technical Consultant
& Microsoft MVP

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-----Original Message-----
From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Linda Johnson
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 8:12 PM
To: mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mso] Re: bugbear virus just got sent

Lexi...please remember how worms work and be careful when you accuse a
member of sending one...very often worm viruses are not coming from whom
they appear to be coming from.....if you don't understand that, please read
this....Brett could be perfectly innocent here...and, by the way, I did NOT
receive it

Read this so you understand how these things work in the future:
http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc2/v18/linda18.htm

I'm supposed to go to Canada in the morning but the Toronto airport is
closed becuz of the blackout so I may not get out of here....and I'm VERY
depressed :-(

Linda
Publisher ~ ABC ~ All 'Bout Computers
Owner ~ Linda's Computer Stop
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FREE MS Office eBook Tutorial
http://personal-computer-tutor.com/library.htm
 


-----Original Message-----
From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Lexi
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 8:38 PM
To: mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mso] Re: bugbear virus just got sent


Anyone know a brett collins...an email with that name just came through
infected with the bugbear virus Obviously we don't get attachments here but
the person was replying to an access question so it must have come in to
this list

Or on the heels of a message send to this list lexi


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