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Offline Lisandro

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Re:Hey, I think avast has missed a "Mydoom"??
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2004, 03:23:21 AM »
Can you wait until tomorrow and 'talk' with Igor and/or Vlk?
I'm sure they can handle this... Anyway, today we have 2 VPS updates and maybe this thing was corrected right now...  ::)
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Re:Hey, I think avast has missed a "Mydoom"??
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2004, 03:25:57 AM »
I'd like to see the file as well... ;)
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Re:Hey, I think avast has missed a "Mydoom"??
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2004, 05:21:25 AM »
I'd like to see the file as well... ;)

Sure. Just used the "email" icon to send it to you as an attachment named "suspect-virus.zip" It'll be coming to you from "news@gsezines.com."

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Re:Hey, I think avast has missed a "Mydoom"??
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2004, 07:02:32 PM »
I got one of those latest Bagle ones yesterday morning (the new variation with the password-protected zip attached, with of course the password included in the main message).  My ISP's VirusGuard caught it and quarantined it before avast even got to see it.

Since because of discussions about it here the last couple of days, I already knew it was infected, I was tempted to "deliver as is" just out of curiosity to see at what point avast would catch it.  But I played it extra-safe and just deleted it still "out there", without downloading.
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Re:Hey, I think avast has missed a "Mydoom"??
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2004, 10:23:26 PM »
We'll be releasing a solution for this during tomorrow.
It's a specific fix to the Beagle worm -- to do this generally is impossible as ZIP passwords of reasonable length are generally immune to attacks, and to extract the password from the rest of the mail cannot be done generally (imagine e.g. the GIFs that are used to protect some web registration forms to prevent automatic filling by webbots).

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