Wednesday, October 16, 2002

On another subject, I have seen several copies of nimda and magistr popping up in emails recently - all stopped cold by Norton Anti-Virus, of course. It is very important to keep your anti-virus data files up to date. Never open any attachments - unless you are POSITIVE that it is one you requested, are expecting, and has been cleared by your anti-virus. Some of these viruses are very sneaky, and pretend to be patches, games, screen savers, or pictures so that you will be curious and open them. If you have Outlook set to open a preview window in your inbox, you are begging to be infected. I usually retype or cut and paste things inline into emails as opposed to attaching them to an email, simply because it can be dangerous to open attachments, and some people won't open them no matter who sent them. Safety first!