You were receiving the Sobig.F worm (Symantec's name for it), which started hammering away this morning. One of my clients was sending hundreds of copies a minute to one of their own discussion groups when we were asked to intervene and help them figure out what was going on. Norman ====================================== -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Frank Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:14 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Holy Smokes! I received 27 trojans in my in box at an address that I never give out, and that never receives spam. Most had a From: of ferris.edu with the title "Thank You" (and variations thereof). Lucky for me, I'm security minded with all of my defence settings at "Paranoid". Has anyone else gotten hammered? <tip type="Anti-Virus" author="Frank Marion"> For PC users who haven't yet tried using Bayesian filtering for their spam, I would recommend K9. http://keir.net/k9.html Not only does it do an excellent job of trapping spam, but as a side bonus, it also seems to treat virus infected emails as spam. It's a extra (albeit a soft) extra line of defence. </tip> -- Frank Marion lists at frankmarion.com Keep the signal high. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !