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[BKARTS] It may have been W32/KLEZ.H



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If someone on the list is using an older version of Microsoft Outlook or Outlook
Express it may have picked up my return address from a book_arts-l messgage and
reconfigured itself to look like me! Here's a brief on this new virus/worm:

"A New Risk to Computers Worldwide"
       New York Times (04/27/02) P. B2; Schwartz, John

       A "blended threat" computer program called W32/KLEZ.H is wreaking havoc
       around the world by combining elements of a computer virus and a computer

       worm. The program, a variant of earlier Klez viruses, randomly changes
the
       name, subject line, and message of the email used to spread the program,
       making it difficult to stop. It also tries to disable anti-virus
software. Although
       the program appears to do little damage to an infected machine, Symantec
       now considers it a "class 4" risk, its second-highest ranking. Central
Command
       CEO Keith Peer says the spread of the virus is "exploding." Because the
       program takes advantage of weaknesses in software, users of earlier
versions
       of Microsoft's mail programs can activate it without opening an email
       attachment. Users can download patches from Microsoft to fix their email
       programs, while anti-virus programs have been updated to block the
program's
       spread.
       http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/27/technology/27VIRU.html
       (Access to this site is free; however, first-time visitors must
register.)

--
 Richard
 http://minsky.com
 http://www.centerforbookarts.org

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