Where is the kaboom? It was supposed to go kaboom!

In with all of the email we’ve been receiving because of the sobig
virus and variants was this gem:

Date: Thu Aug 21 11:22:53 2003
To: <faq@e-smith.com>
From: postmaster@alna.lt
Subject: Network Associates Webshield -  e-mail Content Alert

Network Associates WebShield SMTP V4.5 MR1a on mars intercepted a mail
from <faq@e-smith.com> which caused the Content Filter <*.pif> unallowed
attachment to be triggered.

Long ping times though.

8 responses to “Where is the kaboom? It was supposed to go kaboom!”

  1. I just received something like 14 of those horrible viruses in a row, “Re; ….” with the .pif attachment. ugh. *hate it*
    You obviously weathered the blackout. That was fun.

  2. Yeah, but I bet yours were all from Earth!

    Yep, the blackout was interesting indeed. The life-or-death part worked out fine — we lost no fish! I learned two important lessons, though. I promised myself I would not post about the blackout so I will convey them here instead:

    • Three of the six plugs on the UPS are not battery-backed. Should probably use the ones that are, instead.
    • While a cordless phone is useful day-to-day, it stops being useful when the only power available is 48VDC from a phone jack.

    Oops. :-)

  3. Also,

    # drop sobig
    * ^Subject: (Your details)|(Thank you!)|(Re: Thank you!)|(Re: Details)|(Re: Re: My details)|(Re: Approved)|(Re: Your application)|(Re: Wicked screensaver)|(Re: That movie)|(Attachment:)
    * ^X-MailScanner: Found to be clean
    * ^X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook
    * ^X-MSMail-Priority:
    * !^X-MimeOLE:
    * ^Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
  4. Yep. I have just moved my firewall from freebsd to openbsd. Guess what was plugged into the UPS and what wasn’t? *oops* old firewall box was still running but…

  5. New one floating about.

    # drop patch.exe
    * ^Subject: Use this patch immediately
    * !^X-Mailer:
    * !^X-MimeOLE:
    * ^Content-Type: multipart/mixed;boundary="xxxx"