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Re: [suse-security] unwanted virus infected email spam
Hi Michael,

On Wednesday 18 July 2001 16:35, you wrote:
> Michael/Martin
>
> Thanks for the replies and info :)
> At this point, I am strongly considering whether to simply reject all mail
> with .scr or .vbs attachments - presumably, this requires an edit to my
> sendmail.cf file ... question now is where/what exactly do I need to
> change? ;)
>
> Tnx, Michael

Hehehe, while we're at it, I just got this funny mail immediately after
posting to suse-security:

"VIRUS ALERT - your computer may have been infected
From: Mail Delivery System <Mailer-Daemon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: lewelin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


**** IMPORTANT NOTICE ****

The mail system at Keele University has received a message from you
which appears to contain the Hybris virus. You are probably unaware
that the virus has used your mail account to send a message as it does
it secretly. You should contact your systems administrator who can advise
you on what action to take to fix this problem."

It seems they are running some kind of virus checker (AMAVIS?)
and the "HYBRIS" string in my email triggered this respone.

Damn, I did it again ... ;-)

Obviously, my machine is NOT infected since it's runnng SuSE ... ;-)

Judging from this response, running a virus checker as a filter on your
mailing system should solve the problem ...

Regards,
Martin
--
Martin Leweling
Institut fuer Planetologie, WWU Muenster
Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Muenster, Germany

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