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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2004
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      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:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration/messages

      To post Inspiration messages online, please go here:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration/post

      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:

      test
      hi
      hello
      Mail Delivery System
      Mail Transaction Failed
      Server Report
      Returned Mail
      Delivery Error
      [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:

      From: sri_chinmoy_inspiration@yahoogroups.com
      To: yourname@...
      Subject: Hello
      Attachment: text.zip

      Please be very careful not to open or download anything that looks
      similar to this. The important point is: Do NOT click on any
      attachments!

      The MyDoom worm tries to fool you by putting something like this in the
      message text:

      "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 virus.

      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:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration/join?referer=1

      - Click "Hide my email and IP address..."

      - Click "Save Changes."

      This should help you stay safe online.

      Assistant Moderator
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