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Tech Alert Briefing for 3/22/2002



MyLife.B Virus Makes Its Way Around the Net

To Warn or Not to Warn -- that is the question these days as new virusesspring up almost daily.

The latest virus warning for the W32.MyLife.B@mmmass-mailing worm indicated that the virus was making strong headwayacross the Net.Yet, we held up our warning for fear we might be viewedas a "chicken little" of Tech Advisories.Late this afternoon, however, we coulddelay no longer as our own inboxes started to receive the virus.

Be on the lookout to the latest mass mailing worm and be sure to updateyour virus definitions.This worm will spread using Outlook to allrecipients in the Outlook Address book. The e-mail message will havethe following characteristics:

Subject:
"bill caricature"

Body:
Hiiiii
How are youuuuuuuu?
look to bill caricature it's vvvery verrrry ffffunny :-) :-)
i promise you will love it? ok
buy

========No Viruse Found========
MCAFEE.COM
--------------------------------------------------------
Attachment:
cari.scr

It will copy itself to "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cari.scr".




Previous Tech Alerts:
03/21/02 Microsoft Updates Its Warning on Critical Windows Vulnerability
03/14/02 New Virus (W32/Fbound-C) Spreading Rapidly in the Wild
03/08/02 Unauthorized E-Mail Scam Attempts to Steer Unwitting Customers to Fraudulent Bank Web Site
03/06/02 Klez-E Worm and W32.Gibe Virus Warnings
03/01/02 CERT Issues Warning on PHP Scripting Language Flaw
02/27/02 CERT Issues Warning on Internet Explorer and Outlook Flaw
02/22/02 SNMP Patches and Detection Tools Available
02/20/02 Email Address Belonging to Legitimate Security Site Hijacked to Deliver Dangerous Yarner Worm
02/15/02 Mass Mailing Email Worm Compromises Word 2000 Security Settings
02/13/02 SNMP VULNERABILITY
02/07/02 Bloodhound Mass Mailing Worm and Managing Risks in Wireless Networks
02/04/02 Microsoft Issues Collection of Security Fixes for Windows 2000
01/31/02 Copycat Virus Unleashed
01/30/02 Netscape Browser Vulnerable to Cookie Theft
01/28/02 "My Party" Mass Mailing Worm
01/18/02 IT Contingency Planning Guide, Information Security Checklist and Solaris Vulnerability
01/15/02 Trojan.StartPage Alters Web Browsers
01/12/02 New Internet Worm Gigger Masquerades as Microsoft Outlook Upgrade
01/08/02 Microsoft Universal Plug and Play Vulnerability
12/20/01 Holiday Themed Computer Virus Unleashed

First published on 03/21/2002

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