Presently people are having a big problem with a really intelligent worm virus in Yahoo groups.
This virus usually reaches a mail box some way and then tracks the ids with the word "group"
and send mails with subject lines usually of a forward which is already present in you mail box.
This virus is intellegent is becausee of two reasons
- It sends mails with virus to groups by searching for the
word "group" in its address book or inbox id's
- It takes the subject line of any mail with "FW:" in it and sends it
across to the groups and the sent mail is not even seen in the sent items box.
Suggestions [generic for any virus infected mail box]
1) Create 2 mail ids in address book one with name: !0000
( so that it wil be the 1st contact, and should not enter any email address for that)
and another with ID: email@example.com
this creates confusion to any normal virus in the first try of its sending the mail itself!
2) Create another id in address book with id: firstname.lastname@example.org
this will prevent the new virus from spreading to other groups
coz when it tries this id it restarts trying and will end up
in retrying for this id countless number of times thus preventing from spreading
to some other mail box or groups.
This is a simple way of preventing viruses from spreading to other
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Forward it to all your friends, to avoid spreading of Virus and Worms!!
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Interesting, but not as effective as one would think. The best way to avoid virii is to use a popular webmail that has a good antivirus solution, like Yahoo!, gmail, or hotmail(cough, cough, hack!). That's step one. Step two is to not use a mail client. Read it in your browser. The thirst thing to watch for is yourself. (the biggest security risk is between the chair and the keyboard, every time! DON'T OPEN MAIL FROM PEOPLE YOU DON'T KNOW!