[Dixielandjazz] Antivirus trick

Len Nielsen lennielsen at telus.net
Tue Feb 11 17:31:38 PST 2003

I, also, thought this trick had some merit while wondering if it would
really give the speculated info.

Thanks for this concise easily readable message. It is the type of
explanation required by computer amateurs like myself.

Len Nielsen


Rob Perry wrote:
For instance, Alice, Bob, and Charlie are all friends. Alice gets hit 
with Klez, and it emails Charlie. The email that it sends to Charlie 
claims to be from Bob. Because of the way it alters the message, if the 
message to Charlie bounces, Bob will get the non-delivery report instead 
of Alice.

True, it doesn't hurt anything to have a bogus email address. 
Unfortunately, don't believe that it will actually alert you to 
anything. If you have questions about how a worm or virus operates, 
Symantec's Library is the best place to start.

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