[sane-devel] Virus warning: Abuse of sane-devel email addresses
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:11:50 -0700
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I've seen that bug before. its a known windows trojan that scans for e-mail
addresses and clips of e-mails and hijacks your box to send out via its own
smtp engine. guess I'll be expecting a copy to land here as well.
fortunately, these e-mails have virtually no effect on a linux box.
On Wednesday 23 July 2003 10:15 am, Oliver Schwartz wrote:
> in the last two days I received two emails with faked addresses that
> claimed to be sent via sane-devel (but in fact were not). Both emails
> contained a .pif file which, I assume, contains a virus. DO NOT OPEN
> THIS FILE.
> The sender names were taken from SANE-Devel (Martin Kho, Henning
> Meyer-Geinitz). The email address of the sender, however, was faked
> (see attached mail below). To make the mail look more authentic it
> also gives a small quote from an previous email to sane-devel.
> I don't think such mails can be prevented, but, as always, you should
> take extra care when opening attachements, even from people you
> recognize from the mailing list.
I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or
My life is my own - No. 6
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