Black Viper
Black Viper
Feb 222004
 

With the recommendation for the Mozilla v1.6 client on these news pages on February 7, 2004, I have learned much since then. For one, just two days later, the Mozilla project released Firefox v0.8. I was not very fond of the Phoenix line of browsers, nor the most resent release of Firebird v0.7. However, the project has matured greatly since that point and I have been using Firefox v0.8 since February 9, 2004 with great success. As another point, people have also mentioned Thunderbird v0.5 as an alternative to the [Continue Reading]

Feb 212004
 

Welcome to all the listeners of KVTA AM 1520 "A Computer Show." I wish to thank G. J. for inviting me onto the program to address his questions. Here is some pages relevant to topics touched on during the program: Windows XP Services Filtering E-Mail with Outlook Express How did you come up with the name "Black Viper?"

Feb 212004
 

Welcome to all the listeners of KVTA AM 1520 "A Computer Show." If you wish to listen to the show live, I will be on at 2:15 PM today.

Feb 182004
 

Today, I found in my E-Mail a large number of W32.Netsky.B@mm viruses. Currently, every 3 to 7 seconds, a zombie system across the internet is attempting to infect my network. In order to reduce bandwidth consumption from this attack, I am taking the following actions: The "sending" E-Mail server must declare the size of the E-Mail, in advance (practically all do this, however the zombie spammers/virus ridden systems don’t). Any E-Mail over 20,000 bytes is rejected and the connection is dropped before it starts to be sent across the internet. [Continue Reading]

Feb 162004
 

A warm welcome goes out to all the listeners of KDNK Radio’s "Geekspeak." I wish to thank Neal for inviting me onto the program to address his questions. Here is some pages relevant to topics touched on during the program: Windows XP Services Filtering E-Mail with Outlook Express The Rant: AMD vs Intel Hacks, Cracks and Cheats My Kitties

Feb 142004
 

Today marks the 5th year of this web sites life. I wish to thank all of my readers for the encouragement to continue and hope many more years serving the internet community is in the future.

Feb 072004
 

As several readers have pointed out: I do not like change. This fact is most obvious in the Jack in the Box Rant. However, after using Outlook Express for over 5 years, I feel it is time to cut the cord and move on. My current choice of weapon to fight the E-Mail battle is the Mozilla E-Mail client. I have been using the Mozilla browser for well over 2 years and even though I was extremely against any other browser up to that point (I had a bad experience [Continue Reading]

Jan 282004
 

This morning I found in my E-Mail 73 W32.Novarg.A@mm viruses. In order to reduce my bandwidth consumption from this attack, I am taking the following actions: The "sending" E-Mail server must declare the size of the E-Mail, in advance (practically all do this, however the zombie spammers/virus ridden systems don’t). Any E-Mail over 30,000 bytes is rejected and the connection is dropped before it is even sent across the internet. Any particular IP address may only send me one E-Mail every 30 minutes. This restriction may be lifted after the [Continue Reading]

Jan 272004
 

I knew the virus outlined below was going to be big. This morning at 10:15 AM, I found in my E-Mail a CERT security warning about this latest virus issue. You can view the complete warning at this link: http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2004-02.html I knew this virus was going to be big. Why? Due to the volume I have been getting. This morning I found in my E-Mail 57 W32.Novarg.A@mm viruses. You may have misunderstood my previous posting, though. I am NOT sending out these viruses. A reader asked "If I am so [Continue Reading]

Jan 262004
 

In the last 6 hours, I have found in my E-Mail 38 W32.Novarg.A@mm viruses. This includes "the one" that spoofed my "from" E-Mail address and sent it back to me. The IP address it was "actually" sent from is located in Canada. This does not include the 27 "bounced" messages from servers telling me the "user does not exist." It also does not include the 15 automated messages some system administrators insisting on "warning" the sender of the "virus" attachment. I have Ranted about viruses before and this is no [Continue Reading]