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Question about an email I got... ( 19:19:23 ThuFeb 26 2004 )

I rec'd an email today that had a virus in it and the address it was sent from was "su-00063r-00@g.bbboy.net" Just thought you might want to know.

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Question about an email I got... ( 20:23:22 ThuFeb 26 2004 )

I don't think that was from us Tripletmom. Notice the g part on the URL? Also people can 'spoof' email addresses somehow. I double checked with BbBoy about that address, adn he said it'll be coming from someone who has our address in their address book, or just from a random virus sending thingy with our dfomain name. If you viewed the full headers on the email you could see it did not originate from our network. :smile:

  
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Re: Question about an email I got... ( 20:29:40 ThuFeb 26 2004 )

oh no, I didn't think it was because of the g too, I just wasn't sure if you guys would want to know about it in case more pop up or something.

  
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Re: Question about an email I got... ( 20:32:39 ThuFeb 26 2004 )

Unfortunately there are a lot of viruses and email worms out there and they can scare people into thinking that they are infected by doing that email domain spoofing I mentioned above, so in a way it is a good thing to bring up since I am sure others are getting those same things from all kinds of places. :smile:

  
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Re: Question about an email I got... ( 10:12:32 FriFeb 27 2004 )

I did a trace on that email address and my results were:

g.bbboy.net [205.214.8619] Remote_smtp

I don't know if that means anything to anyone, but it might

  
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Re: Question about an email I got... ( 12:39:42 FriFeb 27 2004 )

Almost all of the new viruses...like Klez, Sobig, MyDoom, etc... use email spoofing to disguise where they are being sent from. The purpose of this is to help trick you into opening the email as it will appear to be coming from a trusted website or friend.

If you're really curious about the gory details on how this works :wink: you can do a Google search using the keywords virus email spoofing and it'll turn up all kinds of articles for you to read.

For the less curious, just practice safe computing. You just can't 'assume' anymore that just because an email appears to be from someone it definitely is. Use anti-virus software that scans your email, keep the definitions up to date. Don't assume that attachments that look like they are from someone you know are safe. Scan them before opening always. And if you do get an infected email from someone you know, keep in mind that it's very likely they didn't actually send it to you. :smile:

  

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