[thelist] Does my client have the MyDoom virus?

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Fri Jan 30 11:15:18 CST 2004

At 05:35 AM 1/30/2004, Joshua Olson wrote:

>Last night I received an email from my client to my personal address.  The
>message was the typical "The message contains Unicode characters and has
>been sent as a binary attachment." and the attachment was a ZIP with a .pif
>file inside of it.  My first thought would be yes, my client has a virus.
>Then it occurred to me... my client ONLY checks this particular account (the
>sender address on the mail I received) via the webmail interface provided by
>the email host... never via Outlook.  So, now I'm not so sure.

Most of the email headers are spoofed. Make sure you check the headers and 
see if the email actually came from your client.

Anthony Baratta
Keyboard Jockeys

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