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27 January, 2005

<sigh>

Just received an irate e-mail from someone who received a virus-infected e-mail from 'me'.  No, it was clearly from an infected copy of Outlook which happened to include me in its address book, thereby borrowing my address as an alias.

Common enough, but the reason for that <sigh> was that the recipient, thinking the attachment was a virus, opened it (on a computer without up-to-date AV protection), to confirm it was a virus.
Congratulations!  You were right!

Comments

Okay, that is just stupid. Wouldn't it have been better to update the virus scanner, save the attachment somewhere and then scan it, to confirm it was a virus?

Posted by Neil T. at January 27, 2005 03:40 PM
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