Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #13410
From: NetHead <nethead@pecandeluxe.com>
Subject: Re: [OT] Reporting instances of Blaster...er, Sobig worm
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 09:49:09 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
X-Mailer: Claris Emailer 2.0v3, January 22, 1998
Wasn't it  Bill Cole <listbill@scconsult.com> who once said...

>>I apologize if this is off-topic for the SIMS list, but I'd like to get
>>the opinion of other mail admins out there.
>>
>>I, like many of you, have been inundated with infected e-mails as a
>>result of the Blaster worm.
>
>That's actually quite astounding, since it is Sobig, not Blaster,
>which sends mail and is currently pounding me hard.
>
>(okay, so I'm being pedantic... it's hardly fair to expect people
>using Macs to keep up with the arcana of whioch Microsoft worm is
>which...)

I stand chagrined and chastised. I did indeed mean the "W32/Sobig.f@MM"
worm, NOT the Blaster worm. I'm afraid that having Blaster, Sobig &
Internet Explorer security-holes-that-Mac-trucks-can-drive-through has
strained my brain this week. It's all I can do to keep up with patches
and keep telling my users, "No, it's NOT okay to open e-mail attachments
without first running your virus scanner!"

My apologies for any confusion I may have caused.


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