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Re: [vox] ucd virus question

Often enough this is common in many business environments where anything 
matching a certain profile (especially if it has an attachment) is 
'marked' and the attchement stripped out, but you are otherwise notified 
that someone else is an idiot.


On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> to people who may know ucd policy:
> every so often, i still get klez viruses to my lifshitz.ucdavis.edu
> account.  along with the message, there's an attachment that says:
>    ------------------  Virus Warning Message (on tripoli)
>    Found virus WORM_KLEZ.H in file width.bat
>    The file is deleted.
>    UCD Virus scanner found virus.  Contact ithelp@ucdavis.edu with
>    questions.
>    ---------------------------------------------------------
> in other words:
> 1. a virus was sent out
> 2. some virus checker caught the virus
> 3. they delivered the email to me anyhow
> it's my understanding that klez sends itself out without piggybacking on
> a "real" email.  in other words, something other than the user triggers
> the virus to be sent.
> does anybody know why ucd insists on sending out the email after the
> virus is caught?
> also, does ucd make any attempt to look at connection logs and track
> down systems that send this stuff out?
> pete

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