Its really sick and twisted actually. We just took four of our client
machines offline wile we clean them because of a new magistrate variant. We
use Eudora here as well. When a user opens the viral code it looks for
outlook express to spread and checks outlook address books, Eudora address
books as well as temporary internet files for anything *@*.* and send to
It seems that the most recent string of virii have gone beyond the 13 year
old AOLer with a downloaded virus construction kit. These guys are code
wizards using their powers for the dark side. :)
And it also seems that the amount of virii in circulation has reached an all
On 12/17/01 10:03 AM, "Chris Wolf" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At 09:34 AM 12/17/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>> The problem with this is that Trojans and virii will still
>> use it to propagate even if it isn't the default mail client.
> If you don't have OE configured for an email account, and there is no
> address book set up, how can anything use it to propagate? We use Eudora,
> but leave OE on the computers. Although several Eudora users have managed
> to infect their computers with Outlook-targeted viruses (by opening
> attachments) over the last few years, we have never seen them spread beyond
> the infected computer, because there was no address book to use.
> Chris Wolf Computer Service Manager
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