mailing list is swarmed by virii attachments.

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Thu Mar 4 09:28:17 EST 2004


On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 03:49:50PM +0800, Yang-Hwee TAN wrote:

> also, it seems to me that jouni's email is the most abused
> one. i've been receiving alot of virii attachments from 
> jouni's multiple email aliases. hope jouni could do a check 
> on the system(s) used to reply to this mailing list soon.

Please try to first understand how the viruses work and verify the
header lines (Received:) in the messages. I would say it is quite
unlikely that I would get a _Windows_ virus in my Linux-only system..
;-)

Those new viruses/worms forge the email addresses in the messages and
there is not much anyone can do the prevent those being sent out. Just
make sure your own side has a proper virus scanning installed. Please
also note that not all of these viruses come through the mailing list
even though some of the header lines might look like that.


(If this was not clear enough, let me make it simpler: those emails were
_not_ from my system.)


PS.

This mailing list is for discussing Host AP, _NOT_ for discussing latest
Windows viruses or such. Please do not report or discuess these on the
mailing list. If you think there is something wrong with the list,
please report it to the list administrators or directly to my email
address.

-- 
Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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