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    Hey folks,



    Just want to give everyone a heads` up. There are several versions of

    MyDoom running around right now. Version O is the latest (that I know of)

    and it spoofs email addresses and has a bit of sneaky prose in it along

    with the attached virus:



    >From: "The Post Office" <postmaster@oracle.wizards.com>

    >To: birthright-l-request@oracle.wizards.com

    >Subject: Returned mail: Data format error

    >Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 01:23:51 -0700

    >X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000

    >X-ELNK-AV: 0

    >

    >Dear user birthright-l-request@oracle.wizards.com,

    >

    >Your email account has been used to send a large amount of spam during

    >this week.

    >Most likely your computer had been compromised and now runs a trojan proxy

    >server.

    >

    >We recommend that you follow instruction in order to keep your computer safe.

    >

    >Sincerely yours,

    >oracle.wizards.com support team.



    Below this text is an attached file called (in the version sent me)

    "birthright-l-request@oracle.wizards.com" which is, of course, the

    virus. Cute, huh?



    Here`s a link to the McAfee description of the virus:



    http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_127033.htm



    Though the above message appears to come from the Wizards` server that

    doesn`t mean that the wizards` server is infected. In fact, it probably

    isn`t, but if you get something that looks like it`s from wizards--or just

    about anyone at the moment--and has an attachment there`s a pretty good

    chance its not what it appears to be.



    If you`re using Norton/Semantic antivirus, BTW, they appear to be up to

    version M of this virus as of the time of this writing. I`m sure they`ll

    catch up soon, but if you`re using that software be particularly on your

    guard since it will get past their realtime scanning.



    Gary

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    damn i use norton... thanks for the head up.
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    At 02:14 PM 7/27/2004 +0200, tcharazazel wrote:



    > damn i use norton... thanks for the head up.



    Correction (sort of): It looks like Norton/Semantec calls this version of

    Mydoom "M" while McAfee calls it "O". Realtime scanning did not appear to

    find the file that got sent to me, even though I had updated virus

    definitions, so I`m not sure what`s going on with it.... In any case, a

    little extra vigilance over the next couple of days can`t hurt.



    Gary

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