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From: "Peter S. Wyant" <>
Subject: [ENG-SFK-SAMF] ADMIN. POST - Virus Warning
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 19:03:31 -0600
this will be one of those very rare posts from me advising the list
about a virus alert.
As many of you are likely aware by now, a new type of worm has appeared
over the last 24 hours or so that does NOT require an attachment to be
opened in order for the virus to be activated. It's called by various
names by different AV providers, many of the names "Beagle" or "Bagel",
and there are a number of brand new strains, including -O, -P, -Q, -R,
-S, and -T.
Most newspapers around the world today will have a news report about
this new worm, with more details.
This post is NOT meant to alarm anyone, and no-one should be alarmed IF
(a) you have regularly updated(!) AV software running, and (b) if
running in an Microsoft Windows environment, you regularly download and
install the most current MS patches.
For further information on this (and all other) virus threats, pls see:
For further information on available MS patch downloads, pls see:
Thanks, and as Phil Esterhaus used to say, "Hey, let's be careful out
p.s. any comments to me off-list, please.
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