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Be Warned

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Virus Advisory
  
CURRENT THREAT   W32/Sober.k@MM
Medium Risk

Current VirusScan users with DAT 4424 are protected from this threat.

What Is It?

The 11th variant of the Sober virus, W32/Sober.k@MM is a Medium Risk mass-mailing worm hiding inside an email attachment. When run, the worm displays a fake error message in Notepad, infects the host computer and sends itself to stolen email addresses. Outgoing messages may be in German or English, depending on the recipient’s domain.

What should I look for?

  • FROM: Varies (forged addresses taken from infected system)
  • SUBJECT: English: I’ve got YOUR email on my account!! German: Ey du DOOF Nase, warum beantw…
  • BODY: English: First, Sorry for my very bad English! German: Warum beantwortest Du meine E-Mails nicht?
  • ATTACHMENT: EMAIL_TEXT.ZIP or TEXT.ZIP
  • How do I know if I’ve been infected?

    Fake error message displayed. Outgoing messages as noted above. Increased network traffic on TCP port 37. Alerts from a desktop firewall (if installed) that a new application is trying to access the Internet.

    How do I find out more?

    Visit the McAfee home page.

     

    “Allo Allo”

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    Anyone remember the TV show “Allo Allo”?, I love it, it was so cheesy that it was funny, I’ve just gone and bought series 1,2,3&4 for my dad had them in the sale for a pretty good price.

    Men ‘talk more on phone than women

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    According to a news item on Yahoo :
    Men are more likely than women to natter on their mobile phone, according to a survey.
    Sixty per cent of men questioned said they make regular voice calls compared with 44% of women. Women, it seems, prefer to keep in touch by sending text messages. The poll found 72% of women texting on a regular basis – just above men on 70%.
    Females have also taken to sending picture messages more than male counterparts, the research on behalf of communications firm Agilent Technologies found. “Women tend to have more interest in communications so it makes sense that they would tend to be heavier users of mobile features such as texting and picture messaging,” said Tom White, UK managing director of Agilent Technologies. The survey was conducted by ICM Research among 1,019 adults earlier this month.

    Final Reminder

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    I still have a few people using my old url to visit my site,
    please update your links or favorites so that my url is http://www.puerilis.co.uk
    and NOT http://home.puerilis.co.uk
    I will be deleting the old url of "http://home.puerilis.co.uk"
    very soon.

    Thank you

    Suse linux 9 & Apache 2

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    Okay folks i’m asking for some help.
    I am currently working a project to convert my site to run on linux, I currently have Suse linux 9 with Apache 2, with PHP and MYSQL installed. My main issue is that I can not get any file with the extention .cgi to execute, even though its in the cgi bin, can anyone suggest or email me with details of how the apache 2 conf file should look like with cgi working, I have tried to make sense of the documentation on the apache site but I just get confused, once i can see a copy of a working config I’ll be able to work out what parts of the config does what.
    Thanks folks

    HOLIDAY

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    Well tonight is my last night in the UK for a week, I will be getting up at 5am to allow myself enough time to get ready to leave the house at 6:30am, then we’re off to Gatwick airport for our flight to Gran Canaria.
    I’ll be back in the UK on the 20th December, see you all then.

    More dvd’s

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    I knew I liked TV series stargate but today I think I went a bit too far when I ordered Stargate SG-1 Season 3,4,5,6,7 Box Sets.
    On a slightly different note, I think that I’ve finally got the bugs fixed in my site.