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Offline SpeedyPC

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Does anybody know this female stranger
« on: June 27, 2004, 09:44:03 AM »
This unknown female stranger has got my hotmail address from this fourm see below.

Hi,

I found your email address on the web at http://forum.avast.com.

I'm working on a research project for school in the area of web site management and maintenance.  I'm conducting a questionnaire to be filled out by web management professionals who take part in managing a commercial web site.  Do you fit this profile?  If so, do you think you can help me by taking the survey?  I will wait for your response before sending a copy of the survey.  I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you so much in advance.

Sincerely,
Janice Lo

Her address is jlo@csus.edu does anybody know this stranger, otherwise if this is SPAM I want it STOP! >:( or I will give up becoming a member of this Avast forum if this is SPAM Linking
« Last Edit: June 27, 2004, 09:46:38 AM by SpeedyPC »
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2004, 09:47:48 AM »
oh yes...i received the same email from her...

i replied her saying that i don't fit her wanted profile for the survey....and she replied me a thank you..

 ???

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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2004, 09:56:13 AM »
oh yes...i received the same email from her...

i replied her saying that i don't fit her wanted profile for the survey....and she replied me a thank you..

 ???

You shouldn't reply shgoh she may wanted to comfirmed your real email address so you can get heap of unwanted spamming email in your in box.

WARNING! Never reply back to the stranger you do NOT know, cause you are linking your real email address
« Last Edit: June 27, 2004, 09:57:22 AM by SpeedyPC »
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2004, 10:09:42 AM »
Thats whati thought in the first place. Mail was deleted asap.
I also got second one by some Mike M.

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Display all headersDate: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 19:59:51 -0400
To: rejzoratsioldotnet
From: "Mike M." <m9@interlog.com>
Subject: New Virus May Steal Data

http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,63994,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_5
 
New Virus May Steal Data  
 
 
Reuters  Page 1 of 1
 
11:45 AM Jun. 25, 2004 PT
 
A mysterious Internet virus being spread Friday by hundreds and possibly
thousands of infected websites may be aimed at stealing credit card and
other valuable information, security experts warned.
 
The infection appears to take advantage of three separate flaws with
Microsoft products. Microsoft said software updates to fix two of them had
been released in April, but the third flaw was newly discovered and had no
patch to fix it yet.
 
 Experts said the infection, detected by Microsoft on Thursday, was
unusually broad but wasn't substantially interfering with Internet traffic.
 
Security technicians at Microsoft and elsewhere worked Friday to pin down
how the infection spreads across websites. It appears to target at least
one recent version of Internet Information Server, Microsoft's software for
operating websites.
 
The infection makes subtle changes to the site so visitors get a piece of
code that's designed to retrieve from a Russian website software that
records a person's keystrokes and can send data back, experts say. Such
software "Trojan horses" are routinely used to fish for credit card
numbers, bank accounts, passwords and the like.
 
Now that the code is out, other hackers are likely to adapt it to
distribute software for spamming and for launching broad Internet attacks
against popular sites, said Alfred Huger, senior director of engineering at
Symantec Corp.
 
"Users should be aware that any website, even those that may be trusted by
the user, may be affected by this activity and thus contain potentially
malicious code," the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned in an
Internet alert.
 
Stephen Toulouse, a security program manager at Microsoft, recommended that
computer owners obtain the latest security updates for Microsoft products
and their antivirus and firewall programs.
 
Because one flaw has yet to be fixed, he said, users should also turn up
security settings on Microsoft's Internet Explorer browsers to the highest
levels.
 
Security experts noted that users can avoid the exploit by using
alternative browsers such as Mozilla and Opera. Users could also turn off
the Javascript feature on their Microsoft browsers, though doing so
cripples functions on some sites.
 
The infection does not affect Macintosh versions of Internet Explorer.
 
 

I deleted this one too. And added it on spam list.
It doesn't look dangerous and its a real warning about "uknown" malware,but i didn't subscribet to it so its gone :P
« Last Edit: June 27, 2004, 10:13:11 AM by RejZoR »
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2004, 10:18:43 AM »
Better do something real quick ALWIL otherwise is going to get out of control, I hope the ALWIL and this forum is well protected from Spam and all the unwanted bastard!

Otherwise I can smell linking in here and possible virus attachment in this forum before we get hit and spamming too.

Please advise ALWIL I seem to trust you and your getting me worry and please don't make me hate you, bash you with a crowbar. I am happy here with the Alwil team and the virus software protection, cause I feel safe "I hope ???"
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2004, 10:30:13 AM »
Well that's because you don't hide your email address in the forum profile. (I mean this: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1;action=viewprofile;user=SpeedyPC )

Since the forum is normal web site, an address harvesting robot can easily grab your e-mail address from that page...

That's today's Internet. :-\
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2004, 11:43:25 AM »
Well that's because you don't hide your email address in the forum profile. (I mean this: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1;action=viewprofile;user=SpeedyPC )

Since the forum is normal web site, an address harvesting robot can easily grab your e-mail address from that page...

That's today's Internet. :-\

Well I've hidden it now DAM! I am to late just received another again by Mike and Helen
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2004, 03:21:25 PM »
I've received exactly the same e-mail... I deleted it immediately, I knew something is wrong in those lines...  :D

No one can do any harm to us... we are protected !!!  ;)

Hello Janice Lo (J LO - hahahahaha), send me something again, please !

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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2004, 03:54:04 PM »
I never got anything from them but they are now on spamkiller's block list to be sure.
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2004, 04:46:25 PM »
I received one in the past...
Put it into the blacklist. No one more.
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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2004, 06:54:55 PM »
Oh, I got one. I've decided to help her fill out the survey. :P

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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2004, 07:03:29 PM »
Oh good, next thing, she will send you some "forms"... I don't think so. They just collect e-mail addresses, so they can send you more and more viruses, trojans and stuff like that...

Forget her, put that domain into Blacklist of your MailWasher, Spamkiller or whatever and sleep well...

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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2004, 01:26:15 AM »
I just got one and got sucked in.....can you hear the sound of a hoover?  Well I guess I'll remove my addy from the list too. Me bad!
-max

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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2004, 02:27:53 AM »
Oh good, next thing, she will send you some "forms"... I don't think so. They just collect e-mail addresses, so they can send you more and more viruses, trojans and stuff like that...

Forget her, put that domain into Blacklist of your MailWasher, Spamkiller or whatever and sleep well...
I don't mind, although I haven't recieved any spam since I emailed her back and told her that I couldn't fill out the survey but I knew a couple of people who were willing.  If she does give my email to spammers I don't mind at all since getting spam is better than getting no email. :'(

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Re:Does anybody know this female stranger
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2004, 03:21:19 AM »
hmm...brothers here..since i already replied to that j.lo....advice me what to do with this mail?

shgoh,

I hope you'll forgive the intrusion, but I was unclear as to your
solution for the unwanted toolbar discussed on the aVast forum.

Did you say that the soap4.dll was the problem?  I'm asking because I
have the same rotten toolbar that I can't get rid of.  When I ran
HiJackThis, no SOAP*.dll files were found.

Thanks for your time.

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