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Re: viruses being sent to this list
From: Paul Schmehl <pauls () utdallas edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 09:59:05 -0600

--On Tuesday, March 23, 2004 08:22:55 PM -0800 John Sage <jsage () finchhaven com> wrote:

Without exception, these are all virii-laden. Whether they got here by
malice or by chance, they all contain the following:

Received: from NETSYS.COM (localhost [])
 by netsys.com (8.11.6p2-2003-09-16/8.11.6) with ESMTP id i2H1kI327175;
 Tue, 16 Mar 2004 20:46:18 -0500 (EST)

Every post to the list will have this.in it, so that's not an indication of anything.

Last night I reviewed the archive file, and I see a way to split on each message, so I can put the messages in an array and then parse them for useful info. I just have to find the time to whip up the script.

If I find anything useful to the list, I'll post it, but what I've seen so far appears to be normal viral activity. You have to keep in mind that viruses forge the sender field routinely. If the sender is a member of this list, and the virus sends an email to the list "from" that sender, it's going to go to the list because the list isn't moderated.

At this point I don't see anything to indicate deliberate seeding, but that's very preliminary.

Paul Schmehl (pauls () utdallas edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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