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Sep 28, 2006

Being born yesterday

Hackers are so desperate to exploit vulnerabilities such as the VML bug, they are becoming quite incoherent in their excitement. Here's the text of an email I just received:

Mail server report.

Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your computer.

Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network Worms).


Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer unnoticeably.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to these e-mail
addresses

Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer restoring.

Best regards,
Customers support service


Needless to say, I didn't open the attachment (which had already been quarantined by the antivirus software, in any case). Phew, that was a close one!
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