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Old 02-01-2006, 06:21 PM   #11
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Ya, zone labs sent the email. I spose because they think that people will be more willing to buy their product if they know there is a virus out there that is about ready to kick their computer's a**...
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:22 PM   #12
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You guys never was scared?

This thing is nothing compared to that beast
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:25 PM   #13
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You guys never was scared?

This thing is nothing compared to that beast
huh???
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:33 PM   #14
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Err, that didn't come out right...let me rephrase it...

You guys hear of this vruses, but what are the odds that it will actually hit us?
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:38 PM   #15
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"Nyxem Worm Programmed to Erase Files

Rapidly-spreading worm will overwrite data files on infected computers on February 3.

Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
Monday, January 23, 2006
Antivirus vendors are warning of a rapidly-spreading worm that is carrying a potentially destructive set of instructions. The Nyxem worm--also nicknamed the Kama Sutra worm--is programmed to overwrite all of the files on computers it infects on February 3, says Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure.


F-Secure researchers found the worm truncates files to 20 bytes and causes an error message when one is opened, he says.

"We are expecting to see problems in two weeks' time," Hypponen says.

The worm appears to be programmed to overwrite all files on the third day of every month, Hypponen says. So far, there's no indication where Nyxem originated.

While most antivirus vendors have issued updates for their software, Nyxem is spreading quickly, and its creators have posted a counter on a Web site that records new infections. According to F-Secure's security blog, the counter was showing around 510,000 infections as of Sunday night.

Nyxem infections may be rising because it is taking advantage of computers that have already had their antivirus software disabled by some other virus such as Bagle, Hypponen says.


Dated Technique
The worm, which is spread through e-mail, uses a dated technique to entice users by promising pornography, says Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant, at Sophos. Nyxem lacks the sophistication of recent Trojan horse-style viruses that are more targeted and less prevalent in order to evade detection, Cluley says.

Nonetheless, users appear to still be clicking, and the worm was accounting for about 35 percent of virus traffic as of Monday morning, he says.

"It's a bit of a throwback to an old trick," Cluley says.

The worm harvests e-mail addresses and then sends itself out again. The e-mail subject line may contain text that says "Miss Lebanon 2006" or "School girl fantasies gone bad," according to Sophos."

Like i said before: If you are dumb enough to click an email offering free porn...you deserve to feel the rath of this worm...

I dont think it will be a problem for anyone on CF
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:49 PM   #16
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And free pron...who NEEDS it? I don't...I may be single for the rest of my life, but I don't need porn to consolate myself (did I said it right?)

and, most of us of CF, has a head, so we're safe
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:42 PM   #17
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CF user knows preventive maintenance but some of us here share their workstation to their sister/brother or any relative too dumb enough to assess that the link provided contains virus. It happens oftentimes....
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:44 PM   #18
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CF user knows preventive maintenance but some of us here share their workstation to their sister/brother or any relative too dumb enough to assess that the link provided contains virus. It happens oftentimes....

That is definatly a consideration...I can see some curious 7th grade sibling click on a free porn link
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school girl fantises gone bad...cough...pervs....(not u guys)
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Watch CNN. They're talking about this virus liek all the dang time. It gets you by opening up emails. It basically deletes everything. So, just don't open any unrecognized emails and you'll be OK.
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