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


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.



jobst

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