Badtrans virus

To: "Birding-Aus (Forum)" <>
Subject: Badtrans virus
From: "Chris Corben" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 19:08:17 -0700
You have to realise that the virus has nothing to do with Birding-Aus, and
the people who sent out poisoned messages didn't do so deliberately, and
they aren't guilty of attaching anything either. The virus generates the
attachment - which is the virus itself.

You can't get the virus by reading ANY email. You will be infected
immediately if you try to open a poisoned attachment. The virus then doesn't
do anything till after your next reboot, when it searches through your Email
system for unread messages, and sends back part of the message to its sender
with the virus attached.

The posioned messages are not from Birding-Aus! They are from people whose
machines have already been infected. Just so happens that most people who
subscribe to Birding-Aus probably have lots of unread messages in their
system, and that's where the virus finds messages to send on.

Cheers, Chris.

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