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Be on the Lookout for new Spam Viruses

This crap really ticks me off. I’m sick of children playing hacker games. This is the email I got today from “secur@mindspring.com”. Ok – are you going for secure, security, what?? Get it right people.

Mail server report.
Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your
computer.
Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network
Worms).
Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer unnoticeably.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the e-mail addresses
and sends the copies of itself to these e-mail
addresses
Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer restoring.
Best regards,
Customers support service

And of course there was an attachment called update-kb1062-x86.exe that I guess they want me to run, although the email only aludes to it rather than saying ‘click the attached file to patch this vulnerability’.
If Earthlink ever sent me an email with that grammar/wording/blah I would drop them like a sack of potatoes. As I said before, I am sick of children playing hacker. Finding exploits in operating systems is actually a worthwhile exercise and I don’t have much of a problem with it (within reason). But this crap of finding exploits in the unknowledgeable people that open email is just BS. Anyone with a compiler can write a program that does nasty things and email it to someone and perhaps talk them into running it. That’s not security research, that’s just lame.

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