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Where is the kaboom? It was supposed to go kaboom!
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In with all of the email we've been receiving because of the sobig virus and variants was this gem:
Date: Thu Aug 21 11:22:53 2003
To: <faq@e-smith.com>
From: postmaster@alna.lt
Subject: Network Associates Webshield -  e-mail Content Alert

Network Associates WebShield SMTP V4.5 MR1a on mars intercepted a mail
from <faq@e-smith.com> which caused the Content Filter <*.pif> unallowed
attachment to be triggered.
Long ping times though.


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Yeah, but I bet yours were all from Earth!

Yep, the blackout was interesting indeed. The life-or-death part worked out fine -- we lost no fish! I learned two important lessons, though. I promised myself I would not post about the blackout so I will convey them here instead:

  • Three of the six plugs on the UPS are not battery-backed. Should probably use the ones that are, instead.
  • While a cordless phone is useful day-to-day, it stops being useful when the only power available is 48VDC from a phone jack.
Oops. :-)

*throws a phone-line powered handset at mendel from the seemingly infinite pile his parents keep around in case the power goes out*

Also,
# drop sobig
:0 
* ^Subject: (Your details)|(Thank you!)|(Re: Thank you!)|(Re: Details)|(Re: Re: My details)|(Re: Approved)|(Re: Your application)|(Re: Wicked screensaver)|(Re: That movie)|(Attachment:)
* ^X-MailScanner: Found to be clean
* ^X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook
* ^X-MSMail-Priority:
* !^X-MimeOLE:
* ^Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
/dev/null

Use this patch immediately !

New one floating about.

# drop patch.exe
:0 
* ^Subject: Use this patch immediately
* !^X-Mailer:
* !^X-MimeOLE:
* ^Content-Type: multipart/mixed;boundary="xxxx"
/dev/null

Did any of these guys appear in your inbox?


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