[Oz-teachers] Trojans and other nasties
rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 10:06:13 EST 2011
I caused a similar flurry on this list a couple of years ago when something
briefly took over my copy of MS Outlook. Thank goodness it was a lame
message about surfing and that even the bot gave up after pounding hundreds
of the addresses in my contact list. (again, apologies to all) Another
reason why I now use a free, web based client with oodles of storage, solid
online malware detection and a robust OS like OSX or Ubuntu.
Peeking out from under my safe blanket, is spam still an issue for many
On 17 April 2011 07:34, Margaret Lloyd <mm.lloyd at qut.edu.au> wrote:
> Hello all
> I have been in communication with Liz Owers who was unaware of the odd
> message sent to the list from her account yesterday and has now discovered a
> trojan in her machine. The message was also sent to several other email
> addresses. A nasty little botnet at work?
> Others have let me know of other instances with hotmail and gmail accounts
> being "infected" with one offering a pre-emptive apology in case something
> similar came from his account.
> Looks like the online world has gone temporarily mad. (Or maybe not so
> Doctor's advice: Run your virus checkers. Isolate, quarantine, kill
> anything that doesn't look or behave correctly. Check if any download advice
> doesn't look quite right. Be suspicious of everything.
> We will try to keep the list as 'clean' as we can and keep accounts intact.
> Marg Lloyd
> Dr Margaret Lloyd
> Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
> Phone +61 7 313 83758
> CRICOS No. 00213J
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Roland Gesthuizen - eLearning Coordinator - Keysborough Secondary College
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