July 23, 2002

I just found out that at least one person has received a copy of the Klez virus with my address in the "From:" field. Rest assured, I'm not infected. (I have a Mac, remember?) This particular virus just has the ability to fake its "From:" address based on the infected computer's address book and web cache. This probably means that whoever has it is someone that's visited my site or sent me an e-mail in the past. If you think it might be you, there are tools to disinfect yourself here. And if any of you others get mail from my address that you weren't expecting, don't open it. I'm a horrible pen pal and I hardly ever e-mail anyway. :)

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I'm so ashamed that I was the one infected with the Klez. I know better, I always sequester my email before I open it. It took me a little while, but I managed to get rid of the virus today. Now I just gotta work on my now degraded online reputation. ;-)

(Ron told me that you were the one who identified the virus as Klez. I can't tell you how useful that information was. I was kinda close to freaking out, but knowing WHAT I had helped me calm down and figure out what I needed to do. So thanks for that, cause I sure appreciated it.)
» Bill on July 24, 2002

No problem! Seriously, lots of people have it. It's been the #1 virus for ages now, but it doesn't get a lot of press. That's the problem. I only knew what it was because I get TONS of copies of it myself. Anyway, once I pegged it Ron was able to look through the headers and see where it came from. I think he and I should open an online detective agency! :)
» Kris on July 24, 2002

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