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Re: Virus Update
- From: Christian Nielsen
- Date: Thu May 04 13:22:31 2000
Hate to followup on my own email..
.vbs files need to be blocked. not .vsd.
working with visio the past few days :)
and for those who were hit, you need to remove this file
from your system.
I also see that there are some very nice providers announcing the /24 for
skyinet.net. thanks to them for helping the internet at large.
On Thu, 4 May 2000, Christian Nielsen wrote:
> Just block .vsd files from coming in. Filter them all at the border (thanks
> I guess most of us are running unix based mailers so we dont get to see the
> effects/affects of these great news worthy viruses.
> can anyone tell me one time they could not do their job cause they counldnt
> read a .vsd file?
> If you look at the .vsd file, you see it is very easy to re-do, send some
> other string and on its way it goes to destroy mail servers around the
> world. Without blocking all .vsd files at the border, theses DOS attacks will
> flood our emails over the next few weeks.
> just my two cents....
> On Thu, 4 May 2000, Rodney Joffe wrote:
> > Symantec is unreachable (of course).
> > Does anyone have any info on patches/fixes etc?
> > Also, if you use sendmail, there is a patch available for Sendmail 8.9.x
> > ... doesn't work with 8.10.x - available in the normal places - which
> > will stop the virus at your gateway..
> > "Branden R. Williams" wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, 4 May 2000, Branden R. Williams wrote:
> > >
> > > > Should you run it, you will lose any files of the following
> > > > extensions. They will be renamed to filename.extension.vbs with a fresh
> > > > copy of the replication part.
> > >
> > > Actually it is a fresh copy of the entire virus. Sorry for the confusion.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Branden R. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Vice President, Systems - NetVitality, Inc.
> > > http://www.netvitality.net/
> > > Internet Commerce Specialists
> > --
> > Rodney Joffe
> > CenterGate Research Group, LLC.
> > http://www.centergate.com
> > "Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"(SM)