Inspiration Group - Virus Alert
- The computer worm called MyDoom has been creating a lot of problems on
the Internet. However, it's quite safe to visit Sri Chinmoy Inspiration
to read messages online, or to post. Please continue to post messages
online as usual.
MyDoom is a "mass-mailing worm" which is spread mostly via email. For
now, please do not use email to send or receive Inspiration messages.
Instead, please read and post online.
To read Inspiration messages online, please go here:
To post Inspiration messages online, please go here:
It's possible that out of 230 members in the Inspiration Group, someone
may have come down with MyDoom. I suggest that all members who are
using PCs please:
- update your virus definitions
- perform a virus check
When using email in general, please do not open or download any emails
with the following Subject:
Mail Delivery System
Mail Transaction Failed
[variants on the above]
Because of the way that Yahoo Groups uses email, it's possible that the
MyDoom worm could start "spoofing" the group email address. This means
that your inbox could receive emails which look something like this:
Please be very careful not to open or download anything that looks
similar to this. The important point is: Do NOT click on any
The MyDoom worm tries to fool you by putting something like this in the
"The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding and has been
sent as a binary attachment."
Attachment: 16k (application/octet-stream) document.scr
Do not click on the attachment! (unless you want to download the worm)
Also, if you receive any emails with a Subject like "Security Patch"
or "Use This Patch Immediately!" claiming to be from Microsoft, delete
them. Microsoft does not email patches. Usually, that kind of email is
A reminder to all Inspiration members, especially new members: To
protect yourself from viruses and spam, please set your member
preferences to hide your email:
- Sign in to Yahoo
- Go here:
- Click "Hide my email and IP address..."
- Click "Save Changes."
This should help you stay safe online.