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Re: Shock news - NANOG likely to carry less operational content

  • From: Chris Josephes
  • Date: Fri Jan 14 14:14:39 2000

On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, Alex Bligh wrote:

> > I never received any of those mailings. Never ever.
> > Are specific people being targeted?
> Has anyone virus checked these for worms? I care not, reading
> email on UNIX, but I suspect that's the cause of it. Possibly
> some innocent(s) on NANOG has an infected Windows machine
> that is spewing using an address book built from mails
> it has received - & you see more than one source as some
> people have now run the program.

I received an email from a Windowz machine spread from a virus a while
back.  The behavior of the virus and the headers of the message suggested
that for every message in the affected user's inbox, the virus would
create a new message with the From: and To: headers transposed, and send
it back to the originator.

So, only people that posted to Nanog would get this from infected

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