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#1 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:41 PM

I recieved an email from the email address:
chupap@earthlink.net

I know Charles Papert uses this as his email address

The title of the email was:
Re: Improved

Upon opening, there was just the text:
"see file".

When I thought I was opening an email from Charles, my
Virus Protection stopped the email and alerted me that there
was a virus found on this attachment and it "could not be cleaned" and therefore
the "download could not be opened".

I've emailed Charles through this site to advise him and see if his email address
had been hacked and somebody is pretending to be him and sending a virus to
all of us. I'll wait for his response through this site, but in the meantime, I would
highly advise NOT opening any attachment from the "chupap@earthlink.net" email
address, as it may NOT be Charles and may contain a virus.

Once all is cleared up, I will post. But Charles may in fact need to change his
email address.

Michael
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#2 Charles Papert

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:11 PM

This seems to be the case--and they say Macs are immune from viruses. Oh well.

I'll be looking into this. In the meantime, Michael's advice is probably sound--remember that you can read an email that might be suspect, just don't open the attachment.

And if anyone wants cheap generic Viagra or are in the market for penile enhancement, apparently I'm the go-to guy.
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#3 Matt Mouraud

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:44 PM

This is probably not a Mac virus but a PC virus attached to the mail... It won't do anything on a Mac because it just can't... Most viruses on PC work because they tell the machine it's you. On a Mac it's never... you. OS X cannot be tricked into "thinking" like this... Which is why you have to type your password when installing a new soft... I don't think there's any known virus for Mac... Is there ? :lol: :blink:
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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 06:41 PM

If Charles has a mac then It s probably someone elses computer that has both addresses in their address book and is emailing viruses to randomn addresse s in the book and labeling them as coming from someone else in the book (i.e. Charles).

I also have access to a lot of viagra it seems!
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#5 Nils Ruinet

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:24 AM

If Charles has a mac then It s probably someone elses computer that has both addresses in their address book and is emailing viruses to randomn addresse s in the book and labeling them as coming from someone else in the book (i.e. Charles).


Yes Thomas you're right that can happen with some viruses.
Don't worry Charles, your email account hasn't been hacked :ph34r:
But one of your friends with a PC must have a virus...
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#6 Afton Grant

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 12:55 PM

Yes Thomas you're right that can happen with some viruses.
Don't worry Charles, your email account hasn't been hacked
But one of your friends with a PC must have a virus...


I guess it's true - if you get an email from one person, you're getting an email from every person that person has ever emailed.
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#7 Matt Burton

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:05 PM

I guess it's true - if you get an email from one person, you're getting an email from every person that person has ever emailed.


I think your thinking of STD's Afton :ph34r:
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#8 Chris Haarhoff

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:18 AM

Talking about Viruses,
I've been attacked by a long string of E mails proclaiming that my new password and username ar attached. The thing is they come from a number of addresses that I have visited so it looks something like this...

Account and password information are attached


Go to http/blah blah blah

E Mail blah blah blah zipped file.




It seems that it wants you to open the zipped file that is placed off to the right, where the web and e mail address are familiar.

So dudes.... what's cooking here?
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