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    This just striked me a rather funny

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    From - Mon Mar 08 13:15:25 2004
    Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 14:25:41 +0530
    To: xml-editor@w3.org
    From: support@w3.org
    Subject: Email account utilization warning.
    
    
    ----------xqpkfrprlaaxmpgpfsda
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    
    Dear user of e-mail server  "W3.org",
    
    We warn you about some  attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may
    contain viruses, in order to keep  your computer and e-mail account safe,
    please, follow  the instructions.
    
    For  further details see the attach.
    
    Attached file  protected with  the password for  security reasons.  Password is 46855.
    
    Have a  good  day,
       The W3.org team                             http://www.w3.org
    
    ----------xqpkfrprlaaxmpgpfsda
    Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="Info.zip"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="Info.zip"
    
    
    
    ----------xqpkfrprlaaxmpgpfsda--
    The W3C really should have virus scanning and spam filtering on messages sent to their server, or implement a simple filter such as requiring a [w3c] tag in the subject, or something. Their mailinglists are quite affected by spam and viri.
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    And they send the instructions to keep your computer safe from virii on an attachment that might as well be a virus in itself! Now that's a riot.

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    I doubt that ever went through a W3C server. Probably just a spoofed email - I get that one a lot "from" my ISP.

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    It's a virus. The thing is, it found the w3.org address somewhere at a mailing list subscriber's computer, and then sent a mail to it. The mail is personal, directed at W3.org, presumably from the administration of W3.org. Would such a mail ever be sent to a mailing list? No! Still, every subscriber to xml-editor got it. (And the real source is probably a subscriber to xml-editor too, though it may be a subscriber to any other W3C mailing list, since some messages are sent to multiple lists. I would really have thought the subscribers of xml-editor were tech savvy enough to know how to protect themselves from viri, don't you think?)
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    Originally posted by liorean
    I would really have thought the subscribers of xml-editor were tech savvy enough to know how to protect themselves from viri, don't you think?
    With all the virii I've been sent lately as .pdf's, I'm not surprised that even tach savvy people would fall for it.

    I take no responsibility for the above nonsense.


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    PHP mailing lists got hit with it as well + all the users of $developer@php.net

    I actually get quite a few emails from rasmus AT php.net trying to infect me with a virus so I kept one for posterity
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

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    I would save a screenshot of the email address from rasmus
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