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Subject: Re: WARNING: possible virus on this list

Re: WARNING: possible virus on this list

From: Bradley M Alexander <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 18:06:24 -0400

It is entirely possible that nobody on the list is infected. sobig.E does
address spoofing. I have gotten several hate mails from people around the
world telling me to stop sending them infected files...Even though my
workstation and the two upstream mail servers (one of which is in my
basement) are all running Linux. Go figure.

On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 03:29:13PM -0400, Brian Wolven wrote:
> spidermagnet wrote:
> > Friends in Rockbox,
> >
> > I just got two emails from junk addresses addressed to my rockbox list
> > address. They are containing zip files of a dangerous nature. _Do not
> > open them_.
> >
> > It probably indaicates thhat someone in the list is infected; You may
> > want to check your system for a virus.
> I received such an email also (just one copy), containing worm w32.sobig.E
> as an attachment, with Re: Movies as the subject line. As long as you do
> not open/execute the attachment it does no harm. If you're not running
> windows, you need not worry, of course. =)

Bradley M. Alexander                |
gTLD SysAdmin, Security Engineer    |   storm [at]
Debian/GNU Linux Developer          |   storm [at]
Key fingerprints:
DSA 0x54434E65: 37F6 BCA6 621D 920C E02E  E3C8 73B2 C019 5443 4E65
RSA 0xC3BCBA91: 3F 0E 26 C1 90 14 AD 0A  C8 9C F0 93 75 A0 01 34
How should I know if it works?  That's what beta testers are for.  I
only coded it.
        -- Attributed to Linus Torvalds, somewhere in a posting
Received on 2003-07-08

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