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ADMINISTRIVIA: VIRUS WARNING!
A new strain, called W32.Badtrans.B@mm, of last year's Badtrans
worm was recognized 24 November. This worm masquerades, using
a pair of attachments of various names and extensions. The
tell-tale for Badtrans.B - at least for the present - is that the
two files carry their size: 39 Kb and 29Kb. This worm sends out
mass mailing and its spread has been very rapid. I have received
over a dozen messages carrying Badtrans.B in the past twenty-four
hours. It also installs a key-stroke entry point for a Trojan
intruder, so one should be doubly alert.
Symantech was a bit slow in recognizing and posting this virus,
but is now offering full data at
This might be a very good time to update your anti-virus software
and to do a full system check of your machine(s).