On Monday 12 June 2006 20:58, Aurora Ellis wrote:
> DO NOT open email "New Graphic Site" it's a virus.
> This has effected a couple groups I belong too....not mine that I am
> aware of.
The SCANewcomers group is configured to automatically remove attachments,
precisely to prevent this situation. This has been true of this group for
as long as I've been moderating it.
The virus is for real, but we should be okay here as long as that YahooGroup
administrative setting works as advertised. I run Linux, so what works as a
virus in Windows just looks like an unknown binary attachment to me, and is
clearly visible. I haven't seen any of those come in from this list.
For future reference, although I don't mind Aurora's post here (since it is
a real virus), there are a *ton* of virus hoaxes out there that fool a lot
of people. In general, if you are wanting to send out a virus warning to
this list, I would appreciate it if you would send it to me first so that
we can verify whether or not it's a hoax. You can reach me by sending mail to
scanewcomers-owner [at] yahoogroups.com. Once we've validated that the threat
is real -- and that it actually applies to this list -- I can send out the
message under the "moderator" auspices so folks know it's official. Everyone
benefits, and we avoid the risk of having virus hoax messages posted here.
Again, no criticism of Aurora intended here. She passed along useful info,
having no preexisting instructions to the contrary. I'm looking at the next
such situation, not this one. :-)
Who is very glad he runs Linux and doesn't have to deal with this stuff much.
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