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Re: [SLUG] "Anna Kournikova" email worm - disinfection


> 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
so benign!
  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