[24hoursupport] Re: bogus email from Microsoft

  • From: "Douglas S. Oliver" <dsoliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 22 Sep 2003 18:53:14 -0700

I found out what the virus is: W32.Swen.A@mm. Better late than never.
Symantec has the details.

On Sun, 2003-09-21 at 22:20, Douglas S. Oliver wrote:
>  Let me clarify. As others have said, Linux systems are immune to Windows
> viruses. There are, however, a very few viruses written to attack Unix
> systems. When I get on my Linux system an email that I suspect contains
> a virus, I often will open it just out of curiosity. I would never do
> that from Windows unless I have the most current virus definitions and
> want to see what virus gets caught. I always wait a couple of days after
> the virus arrives to make sure the virus has had time to be added to the
> definitions supplied by my AV company. -- d
> On Sun, 2003-09-21 at 22:04, Douglas S. Oliver wrote:
> >  Yes, but not all. --d
> > 
> > On Sun, 2003-09-21 at 13:44, Robert Carneal wrote:
> > >  Wait.... you can open email under Linux and not get infected? Does it 
> > > work 
> > > that way for most viruses?
> > > 
> > > Robert
Douglas S. Oliver <dsoliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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