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Is anybody else getting these viruses?
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obxjerry


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar 2011, 17:53    Post subject:  Is anybody else getting these viruses?
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I've gotten 3 emails with attachments I would suspect contain viruses. The zip file opens to a 77312 byte .exe file. All 3 come from package delivery companies; UPS, DHL and FedEx. I did contact UPS and they said in part; "Our UPS fraud group is aware of this malicious e-mail." If anybody wants them I haven't used them. Geez, I love Puppy.
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar 2011, 18:38    Post subject: Re: Is anybody else getting these viruses?
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obxjerry wrote:
I've gotten 3 emails with attachments I would suspect contain viruses. The zip file opens to a 77312 byte .exe file. All 3 come from package delivery companies; UPS, DHL and FedEx. I did contact UPS and they said in part; "Our UPS fraud group is aware of this malicious e-mail." If anybody wants them I haven't used them. Geez, I love Puppy.


It is very common for people who want to do bad things to try to be someone you trust. I can't count how many times I have received an email from Microsoft with the latest updates or a message from a band I don't deal with telling me I needed to sign in and correct my profile or something. In every case, they weren't from where they claimed, except for perhaps the Microsoft one depending on how you define things.
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar 2011, 22:26    Post subject:  

I always find it amusing to run
strings some_virus.exe
just to see if the programmer left any interesting comments.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar 2011, 22:47    Post subject:  

Whoa, over my head. I'll guess and say I save the file and in a console type strings file name.exe. Is that even close?
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar 2011, 23:47    Post subject:  

exactly, keep in mind that I run with pfix=ram with all drives unmounted
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar 2011, 16:55    Post subject:  

I got another one from UPS this morning. The oldest 2 will no longer open. The virus scan on my email stops them and says they are a virus. The strings peek didn't work, it says no file or document. I still have 2 if anybody wants them. You could do a friend a real favor if they need a little push to make them leave M$.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar 2011, 21:07    Post subject:  

Most of the virus scanners seem to have no problems detecting them, so the email providers' scanners probably will detect them. They're still making the rounds, though.

I'll admit I haven't seen one since last year, however. Neutral

As for using strings, it might help to redirect the output to a text file (I mention this, because I was doing that this afternoon. Very Happy), too. I'm not sure if it gets strings in EXEs and binaries that I see a lot of, which are the ones with nulls in between each character (T_e_x_t__l_i_k_e__t_h_i_s, basically).

strings whatever.exe > whatever.txt

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar 2011, 21:36    Post subject:  

obxjerry wrote:
I got another one from UPS this morning. .

Drive on down there and ask 'em WTH.
Just a Thought, cause I know that they are right on the south side.
Nah!!! I'm just funnin' ya!!
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 16:51    Post subject:  

I've gotten 2 more, both from UPS. It looks like I'm settling in to a one a day routine. I can't believe nobody wants any of these. Why should I have so many when other, more deserving people have none, especially considering I can't use any of them since I run Puppy?
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 00:05    Post subject:  

Depending on what mail software you use and your service provider, you should be able to block those incoming email addresses.

I use msn hotmail and It has an option called sweep that will block all incoming emails from addresses you select.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 01:33    Post subject:  

obxjerry: Are you sure your email provider/ISP doesn't have an option to forward spam/virus mails to them, for inspection or to somehow take action, etc.? I think there was a third-party option (police? government?) where you could forward the mails, for reasons like that.

Well, they might want them, anyway. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 06:30    Post subject:  

i got one today,

Quote:
Dear customer.

The parcel was sent your home address.

And it will arrive within 7 business day.

More information and the tracking number are attached in document below.

Thank you.

© 1994-2011 United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

T1YLUGH6I2Cu48r0GiW

[UPSnotify.rar application/octet-stream (5.7KB)]


i have no idea what kind of person would be fooled by such a lame effort . . .

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 09:51    Post subject:  

Since I had no takers on the viruses, I marked them all as spam. I think Yahoo must have sent in a guided missile strike because I've gotten no more virus emails.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 15:33    Post subject:  

bugman wrote:
i got one today,

Quote:
Dear customer.

The parcel was sent your home address.

And it will arrive within 7 business day.

More information and the tracking number are attached in document below.

Thank you.

© 1994-2011 United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

T1YLUGH6I2Cu48r0GiW

[UPSnotify.rar application/octet-stream (5.7KB)]


i have no idea what kind of person would be fooled by such a lame effort . . .

I've gotten those at work and wrote rules to block them. I've never had one get through gmail though.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 02:05    Post subject:  

not sure, is that something to do with the fraudulent certificates?
http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2011/03/25/comodo-certificate-issue-follow-up/
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