[cgl_discussion] !!WARNING!! VIRUS AT LOOSE!

Randy.Dunlap rddunlap at osdl.org
Thu Jan 30 16:04:23 PST 2003

On 30 Jan 2003, Mika Kukkonen wrote:

| DO NOT OPEN A MAIL SENT FROM big at boss.com!!! It contains a Windows
| PIF-file that is infected with a virus!
| OK, the unthinkable happened, and some &%&% posted a virus to this list.
| I just turned the members-only bit on, and that should do for this
| attack, but naturally is is not good enough solution. We are
| investigating more long term methods (virus scanner, attachment
| screening etc.) as I write this.
| I am very sorry that this happened, and all I can say that we (= OSDL)
| are going to everything that is possible to make sure it does not
| happen again.

big at boss.com has been posting these for the last 2-3 weeks to various
linux mailing lists.  Use 'Delete' immediately.

Curiously they don't affect my machines.


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