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Re[2]: Virus Found in message "[ossig] Hi"

Hello Imran,

Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 4:00:29 PM, you wrote:

IWS> Not only in the address book.  Many viruses scan
IWS> the web browsing history (IE) for cached web pages,
IWS> then extract email addresses from the web page
IWS> cache.

IWS> So the more your email is publicly on the net (and
IWS> the more people that read those pages), the more
IWS> viruses tend to pretend that it was you that sent them.

IWS> So the solution is to put your email address only on a web
IWS> page that cannot be read by IE :)

IWS> Imran

IWS> Molly Cheah wrote:

>> Ya. But if you're in the address book of the infected computer, it 
>> will still generate e-mails purportedly from you. Several people had
>> also told me that I was sending infected e-mails to them; people that
>> I don't even know and I don't use Outlook or IE at all.
>> Molly
>> Khairil Yusof wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 09:32 +0800, Khaw Yee Hui wrote:
>>>> Is there any cure to this? Or prevention available?
>>> Yup. Stop using Outlook and IE.
>>> - Mozilla - free - Eudora - adware
>>> - Opera - adware
>>> - TheBat - sharware
>>> Then stop using Windows.
>>> - Mac OSX - not free
>>> - Linux (Fedora/Suse) - free
>>> - FreeBSD -free


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