Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 22:41 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Security watchers say the Kama Sutra worm, which is programmed to overwrite files on infected Windows PCs today, will have a damaging but not catastrophic effect. The Kama Sutra worm (or Nyxem-E or Blackworm) poses as an email message offering a variety of salacious content. Subject lines used in the malicious emails include: The Best Videoclip Ever, Fw: SeX.mpg, Miss Lebanon 2006 and Fuckin Kama Sutra pics. The worm, which can also spread across network shares, only affects Windows PCs.
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RE[5]: Too bad eh..
by Wrawrat on Sat 4th Feb 2006 01:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too bad eh.."
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Eh? Did I ever mentionned "Linux is not ready for desktop" or "new computer users"? You might hear things, but your sight must be failing...

But since you're asking, instructions could be attached to the malicious mail. The user might ask a friend. Or anything else: just be imaginative. The fact is, if the user wants to run the attachement, he will.

Don't take this as an attack against Linux or Unix-based system. That's what I use. My point was that the weakest link in security is often the user. I'm paranoid enough for keeping my systems secure (or at least I think), but some just don't care.

Edited 2006-02-04 01:29

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RE[6]: Too bad eh..
by SlackerJack on Sat 4th Feb 2006 01:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Too bad eh.."
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And pigs might fly when that happens, again your saying what the average user hypothetically will do that. What i'm saying is that people say Linux is not easy for average joe because of this method, yet a unknowing Windows user will just click and BAM!, thats the difference.

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RE[7]: Too bad eh..
by Wrawrat on Sat 4th Feb 2006 02:12 in reply to "RE[6]: Too bad eh.."
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Hey, I never claimed it was easier in Linux! I just said it's not completely impervious to these scams because it depend on the clueness of the user. As for flying pigs, I wouldn't be much surprised if they do soon. This kind of virus started years ago and there are still people opening these attachements.

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