Just watch out

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Subject: Just watch out
Name: MS
Date: 5/13/2002 8:07:24 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: LOL we try posted by Connie

The Klez virus gathers information from any webpage that anyone with an infected computer visits and if there is any email (contact) is posted, it uses this email address as a fake return address with any string of text embedded in the webpage as the subject line. That's why e.g. I am getting tons of undeliverable emails that allegedly originate from me but if you check the header, it is always someone else.

First, I thought it was a deliberate act of faking a wrong identity but after talking to Mike Magee, Adrian Silasi (SiSoft) and a few others we kind of nailed it down to that scheme.

bottom line, if you are running a webpage, some virus will grab your contact info and send out emails to whoever is in your address book, that is, as long as you use Outlook or Outlook Express.

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