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Old 06-13-2006, 01:54 PM
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Default New worm making the rounds....

New worm making the rounds....

At this time, there is a new system contaminant making the rounds.
It's hitting many Yahoogroups particularly hard due to the design of
the contaminant.
When the worm arrives, it is contained in an HTML e-mail.
Typically, the subject line is "New Graphic Site" and the body of
the message says "forwarded message attached". When the e-mail is
opened, it exploits a vulnerability in the Yahoo e-mail service to
run a script that will send itself to others in your address book.
It specifically targets addresses with the @yahoo.com or
@yahoogroups.com domains. Then, it sends the same addreses to a web site.
Apparently, the new Yahoo mail beta interface is not affected.
How to avoid this bug? Forewarned is forearmed -- if you get an e-
mail with the subject line of "New Graphic Site" just delete it
unread. Also, don't open attachments without a verbal confirmation
from the sender that the attachment was legitimately sent and always
ensure that your anti-virus extensions are up to date. (If you're
not running an anti-virus program, it would be worthwhile to get
one!)
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