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Re: The clause about Klez
Scott H. wrote:
>But the APD list only accepts and forwards plain text,
>nothing fancy and no attachments. So, just to be clear
>about mucky topic, you won't catch a virus from the mail
>APD sends you.
Very true, Scott. I should have been clearer about that. The danger to
APD members lies in the "off-list" email that Klez is sending out in
conjunction with it's posts to the list. Even then, only the attachment
carries the actual worm.
As for attachments, I've received a dozen or so Klez-infected files since
last May. Executables (*.exe), program information files (*.pif), and
screen saver files (*.scr) seem to be it's preferred methods of
propagating. Klez will sometimes append one of the mentioned name
extensions to otherwise benign file types like picture files (*.bmp, *.jpg,
etc.), so look out for that.