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Re: [SLUG] "Anna Kournikova" email worm - disinfection
- To: Sydney Linux UG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] "Anna Kournikova" email worm - disinfection
- From: Mike Holland <myk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Feb 14 01:54:01 2001
> begin "tom burkart" wrote on Tue, 13 Feb 2001
> > To clean the virus:
> > 1. Search and destroy all emails with the subject line:
> > " Here you have, ;o) "
> > 2. Delete the registry key mentioned in item 1 above.
> > 3. Search and destroy all copies of AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs
All that is a complete waste of time, since the trojan ('virus' if you
insist) has already done its work, and is self-limiting. (yes?)
Worse, such instructions a a distraction from the real problem, which is
to educate users on basic computer hygiene. The next version might not be
And anti-microsoft rants dont help. It could just as easily be a perl
script targeting Linux. The weak link is the user, not the OS.
Mike Holland <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course,
you are an exceptionally good liar. -- Jerome K. Jerome