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Aug 112003
 

To say again, Remote Procedure Call service is a critical vulnerability that you need to take care of. A solution is available.

The main indication of this is a 60 second shutdown counter just after connecting to the internet or "right after" an attack attempt. Many versions of Windows is affected, to include NT, 2000, XP and 2003. This affects computers directly connected to the internet and could cause the attacker to install code to do ANY sort of malicious activities. Exploits already exist! Upon examination of my firewall log files, I discovered that every two to five minutes, the vulnerable ports are being scanned. I have also included information on how you can temporarily stop the Remote Procedure Call service from automatically shutting down the computer while you attempt a resolution. READ MORE…

Another Virus

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Jun 022003
 

Well, I feel a little bit better. I received in the E-Mail another virus with two totally different files embedded. It seems as though the virus, like many before it, sucks up a few random files off of someone’s hard drive and sends it out with a bit of text from the document as the subject line.

This will have to be chalked up as a BIG coincidence. What is the odds of someone being infected with a virus, attaching my document to it… and then sending it to me? The odds would be nonexistent if people would use virus scanners or utilize my methods of virus identification in E-mail.

Adventurous Viri

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Jun 022003
 

Seems as though the May 17, 2003 adventure of a virus using my motto [link removed] as a subject line was not enough. I received another virus today. This time it includes my services document and a batch file that is a virus. Many people have already opened this document as I have blocked the particular pictures included in the information and there is “many” instances of it appearing as denied in my server logs.

Obviously, my thoughts on May 17th of “this is a coincidence” are very incorrect.

Take note folks! This is the harassment that you will get if you openly express your opinion and offer your knowledge for free!

Virus Alert

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May 192003
 

Warning: If you receive an E-Mail message from "support@microsoft.com," with a size of 69 KB to 72 KB, do not open them. It is a virus that will spread to everyone in your address book (if you use OE).

So far, I have received the following subject lines today:

  • Re: My application
  • Re: Movie
  • Re: My details

More information on how you can protect yourself from such an attack is located in the E-Mail Filtering Guide.

I hope this infestation does not get as out of hand as KLEZ did. One day, I received 12 viri from people (err, infected computers). It actually passed the amount of spam I was getting that day.

Just Pure BV

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May 172003
 

I must have hit the "big time": I received a virus in my E-mail today with the subject line of "Just Pure BV." If you have not guessed, that has been my motto for quite awhile now. Either I made someone angry and they are trying to tarnish my good name for the fun of it, or it is a major coincidence.

If you care, a screen shot is available [link removed]: (22 KB .gif)