View Poll Results: Your feelings on newbies?
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They are a chore to be around.
They are trivial. Why'd you post a poll?
They awe me with their skill.
I like to help them, but they must act well.
Sometimes I'll help - if I feel like it.
Burn them all. A curse to the field.
I'm still one.
We were all newbies once. Let 'em in.
February 14th, 2002, 07:30 PM
Coolnow is a worm that uses Microsoft Messenger to propagate. It uses a vulnerability to execute its code via Internet Explorer.
The worm spreads a message via MSN messenger that contains a link to an infected web page. Some of the messages looks as follows:
URGENT - Go to http://xxx.xxxxxxxx.xxx/xxxX/mel Now
ATTeNT!oN - Go to: http://xxx.xxxxxxxxx.xxx/xxxxx_Xxx/teztx1.htm Now
[img src="http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/v-pics/coolnow.jpg"] [/embed]
Note! There are several links where the worm code is available. We are trying to shut down these pages which are not disabled yet.
The worm uses an vulnerability to execute. It goes through the users MSN contact list and sends a message with a link to an infected site to each recipient.
Further information, including a fix for the vulnerability, is available from Microsoft at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...n/MS02-005.asp
F-Secure Anti-Virus detects the worm with updates released on February 14th, 2002 at 13:15 local time (GMT+2).
For PocketPC users:
February 14th, 2002, 08:04 PM
I recently received an email from an MSN user. MSN sent me 3 follow up emails from this persons account (one to sign up myself, one inviting me to use msn pcitures and 3rd inviting me to use msn messenger). The sender (my sister) said MSN sends extra mail from time to time. This annoyed me greatly one more black mark against MSN.
If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What\'s more, you deserve to be hacked.
-- former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke
February 15th, 2002, 09:19 AM
I have subscribed to MSN since 1996 and, until recently, have been pretty satisfied with the service. I have learned that for MSN users an upgrade from IE 5.x to IE 6.0 will cause one to limited to web-based email. I want my POP3 and will move if necessary to save it.