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Subject: List Administrator Message
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 19:44:35 +1000
Hi everyone

Please be careful of any emails that ask you to follow links, particularly those that ask you to login or sign on with secure details when you get to the site. These are usually fraudulent messages and sites which will attempt to record your password or other information, add your email address to a spam list, or worse still, install spyware on your computer.

The latest version claims to have details about a Michael Jackson suicide attempt - if you follow the link it will take you to a site which claims it is busy. While you are waiting to "load" the page, small programs will be installed on your computer. Of course, any decent firewall will set off its alarms before any damage can be done, but I thought it was worth informing all members about this latest scam. The timing of this email follows a trend in which authors of viruses are increasingly using current events to try to trick people.

If you want to know more, type "Michael Jackson trojan" into your favourite search engine and follow the links you trust.

Be careful out there!

Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus List Owner

Geelong   Victoria   Australia

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