[PD] Suspicious files

Ben Bogart - FMPM/F1999 bbogart at acs.ryerson.ca
Sun Apr 21 21:28:41 CEST 2002

I got one of these directly to my address this morning. I'm running PINE 
under AIX so it was harmless to me. I downloaded the BAT file and it 
looked like it was empty... (0 bytes) But I'm certainly not up on the 
hacker tricks so I would not say its harmless to everyone. 


On Sun, 21 Apr 2002, João Miguel Pais wrote:

> Dear List,
> During the last days automatic-opening-messages composed of an html file and
> a .bat file (which is tried to open automatically whenever the message is
> selected) have arrived at me though this list (and of course to the others),
> and also directly to my address.
> I wanted to ask if these messages are safe, as I suspect them being loaded
> with viruses ready to eat my system (although norton didn't detected
> nothing), since they come from addresses not common to the list, and this
> kind of "abusive" format (which tries to open the files automatically) was
> also not normal so far.
> The last one was today, the data is after this:
> João Miguel Pais
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "msp" <msp at ucsd.edu>
> To: <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
> Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 7:07 AM
> Subject: Re:please try again

B. Bogart

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