E-mail account disabling warning.

Dang Griffith noemail at noemail4u.com
Thu Mar 4 14:07:12 CET 2004


On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 21:38:02 -0500, "Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net>
wrote:

>It shouldn't need to be said, but if you get a message that looks like this:
>
>> Dear user of Python.org gateway e-mail server,
>>
>> 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 details see  the attached file.
>>
>> For  security  reasons attached file is password protected. The
>> password is "28132".
>>
>> Cheers,
>>     The Python.org team
>> http://www.python.org
>
>it's not from anyone at python.org, and the zip file attached contains a
>Windows virus.  But if you run it anyway, I'm sure Guido will be happy to
>fly to your house and clean up your PC.
>
>it's-the-least-he-could-do-for-you-ly y'rs  - tim
>
I also received it at my lazytwinacres domain, from my own management
team, hahaha.  Well, that's what the reply-to said.  Since I manage
the email accounts, I somehow doubted its validity.  I was surprised
that the attachment is only about 16k, instead of the usual 134k.
    --dang
p.s.
For security reasons, can I use your password?  ;-)



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