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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: Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Feb 14 10:22:01 2001
- Organization: Barrett Consulting Group Pty Ltd
- Reply-to: jobst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.2i
On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 10:49:48PM +0800, Mike Holland (myk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > 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
It *IS* after all MICROSOFT who makes the user stupid, eh????
> script targeting Linux. The weak link is the user, not the OS.
As said above, Linus users are NOT stupid as Linux reqiures SOME knowledge
to be used.
C is a write-only language.
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