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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Fuckity fuck fuck
This fucking worm/virus is really annoying. No, I haven't been infected (since I read my personal email in mutt in tcsh on FreeBSD it seems unlikely - and at work we have A/V and I'm not going to open weird attachments anyway) but my email address must've been in some address books because I'm getting flooded with notices from sites telling me my mail couldn't be delivered to someone because it contained a virus. So I'm getting swamped by bounce messages for email I never sent.

I am: angry angry
Current Media: ofice buzz

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Comments
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: January 27th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Okay, now try explaining that to, say, a banker. Many different professionals with barely any computer literacy. Over and over. Yeah, my day sucked...
From: norikos_author Date: January 27th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

See...

This is why I advocate breaking the arms of anyone who configures a product to bounce messages back to the 'sender' because they contain a virus or are spam.

Shalon Wood
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: January 27th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: See...

No, no... these were all "username unavailable" type bounces...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 27th, 2004 05:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I got both - username unavailable and 'undelivered due to virus' notices.
syringavulgaris From: syringavulgaris Date: January 27th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You missplet "break OFF their arms and beat them to death with 'em". HTH. HAND.
From: ninjarat Date: January 27th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Same here. I also got a lot of that from Gibe-F/Swen.A. I have a procmail rule that does a pretty good job of just junking most of that crapola:

:0
* ^Content-[Tt]ype:.*(multipart/(mixed|audio|alternative|application|signed|encr
ypted))|(application/)
{
  # W32/Gibe-F aka W32/Swen.A@mm
  :0 B:
  * ^Content-[Tt]ype:.* name=".*\.(com|exe|bat|pif|scr)"
  $VIRUS
}

At the height, I was getting around 200 copies of Gibe-F a day. Now it just goes away. I haven't updated it yet for MyDoom. bogofilter has managed to stay on top of it for me, so it hasn't been a hyooje problem so far.
meranthi From: meranthi Date: January 28th, 2004 05:40 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
*sigh* For a while, whenever we get a virus (and even if the IT department puts up HUGE SIGNS saying, there's a virus, don't open attachments) *someone* would usually open it up and send it to everyone in the system. And someone else would open it up because it was from a firm person, right, and soon the email system would be down. *sigh* Thankfully I haven't seen this one yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
krellis From: krellis Date: January 28th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Don't you just love stupid anti-virus programs and/or administrators who don't understand that it is less than useless, and verging on malicious, to send notifications about blocked virii? I mean, there are VERY few virii actually active in the wild at the moment, and within the past few years, that DON'T forge their From: address. Get a clue! It's a pet peeve, can you tell? Hence why I just blackhole all virii (60360 copies of MyDoom/Novarg/whatever you want to call it since midnight, and counting, at 5000+ copies per hour).
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