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Re: Possibly yet another MS mail worm

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Mon Mar 01 09:36:16 2004

On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Curtis Maurand wrote:

: > It's annoying how easily these things spread even though they don't rely on
: > a specific OS vulnerabililty -- hell, it's an executable *in a zipfile*, so
: > it requires opening the zipfile and then running the program inside it.  Of
: > course everyone will run it, even though it's named dygfwefuih.exe (random
: > characters before .exe).  <grumble>
:
: Sure they do....its called COM/DCOM/OLE/ActiveX or whatever they
: want to call it this week.  Its on every windows system.

No, my point was that the majority of newer trojan mail viruses don't depend
on ActiveX exploits -- they simply wait, dormant, for a n00b to click on
this mysterious-looking Zip Folder, and the mysterious-looking EXE inside.

It's as if the modern e-mail viruses are closer to human infections.  Only
the clueful are immune.  8-)

-- 
-- Todd Vierling <tv@duh.org> <tv@pobox.com>




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