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03-08-2004 06:01

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eekaydee

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Hey, did anyone else get this email? It's kind of suspicious, with the unusual subject line and message. And of course, it has an attatchment with a vague title. Not to mention that I changed my forum email to edoi@charter.net...

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Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 19:50:20
To: eekaydee33@yahoo.com
Subject: ello! =))
From: mark at tntbasic dot com.NOSPAM

Looking forward for a response :P

archive password: ***** '<--there were numbers in here, but just in case I'm just being paranoid and this really is from Tully...

Attatchment: TextDocument.zip


I might look stupid if it turns out that this really was from Tully, but I'm still not going to open the document.

03-08-2004 06:22

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puffin

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what do you mean vague attatchment? it clearly says it is a text document. ;^)

i wouldn't open it either,

03-08-2004 19:36

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charlie

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the latest dodgy email ive been getting is from www.co.uk and they are telling me that my email is going to be suspended.
i open these attatchments in textedit and if theyre gibberish, then its a virus.
the creators of this one used a file format called .pbf which i guess opens and runs in windows

if you run osx, youve got no problems

charlie

03-08-2004 22:32

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eekaydee

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Yeah, it's good that most people don't think it's worth their time to bother making viruses for Macs.

03-09-2004 11:54

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matteo

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yeah it's SURE a message from the tully man...
And the textdocument.sit is SURE a text document, that could never have viruses...
And the password (dont tell it!) is not something as 702406?

What I really don't understand is how they manage to make it appear from an adress you know...

03-09-2004 13:53

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eekaydee

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Well, I don't have Tully's email address in my address book, so it's probably the other way around; Tully's sending email to to ppl in his address book.

03-10-2004 00:10

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matteo

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I dont think so; maybe it gets adresses names from emails you sent... I had same trouble too... I got an email from one of my other mail addresses: I was pretty worried my mail was sending viruses around the world ;-) now it seems ok...

03-10-2004 21:42

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OK I'm somehow a virus specialist (not really but almostt!)

On OS X open "get info" about the file and check the name. If the file is something like archive.txt.app and when in the finder you only see the .txt it IS a virus, however if there is only .txt it is surely a text file. Just to make sure, right-click it ( or control-click it ) and select open with>text edit. If it is a virus textedit won't be able to open it or will show garbage text.

Also you may check with Mark but it is very easy to trick one's mail. the POP protocol doesn't need a password to send a mail from someone's adress. No commercial e-mail prog would offer a program that would allow sending e-mail with other people,s adress cause it's illegal but a programmmer can do it ( i can but no, it's not me, i've never used it. )

But THE BEST WAY TO CHECk is the easiest: Mark always ends his messages with "Cheers, Mark" so if your message doesn't end like that it's not Mark!

03-10-2004 22:00

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eekaydee

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Yup, it's his trademark signature. :]

03-11-2004 08:44

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matteo

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lol

03-17-2004 21:32

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Mark Tully

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Apparently this a virus that's going around, we've been getting of lot of emails like that at work.

It's not from my machine, but some other machine that's simply saying it's from me. If you look at the extended headers of the email, you'll see where it really came from.

I'm using Apple's Mail which doesn't do any of that evil email macro shenanigans that the Window's version of Outlook does that propagates most of these viruses.

Che..um... thank you for listening kind people of the TNT Basic community,

Mark

03-21-2004 22:26

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Wil Hostman

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Pop3, SMTP

Most mail protocols have an option for required password on send. VERY VERY FEW Sysadmins use it, and then usually only within the system.

Why? because then each mail server it's recieving mail from needs a valid password, and it uups bandwith AND system resource useage.

You want' to spoof an email? Simple. Set the user info in your mail program to say that's who is sending it; to make it more authentic, find the correct SMTP server for the source domain, and use it.... It's illegal, unethical, and probably immoral. But its done EVERY $&#**^% day.

03-26-2004 21:35

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Mark Tully

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Yeah, the day when it becomes mandatory to sign your emails using public/private keys is getting closer...

My main problem is the HUGE amount of spam I get. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if most of the spiders that get my email address are grabbing it from these forums. Or maybe the email address just spreads from spammer to spammer once one gets hold of it.

Pretty annoying however it happens.

Mark

03-27-2004 00:40

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matteo

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yeah these forums tend to catch a lot of spam... I'm using this address almost only for these forums but the spam rate is increasing... particularly the nigerian officier kind...

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