Sunday, February 2, 2003

Another one of those days...

Again, from October, but still funny:

Got a phone call late this afternoon from another sysadmin. Seems that every printer in his building was spitting out paper with a couple lines of gibberish on each page (a feature of the Bugbear worm). He thought that he'd covered all of his bases by having a firewall and up-to-date virus scanners.

Turns out the infection vector was one not planned for: web-based e-mail.

Yet another reason to ensure your users are NOT using web mail services which do not have virus scanners/content filters.

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