Cute Klez Trick

I’ve received hundreds of copies of the Klez virus, but a few minutes ago received the cleverest one I’d seen yet — it was an e-mail purporting to contain an attached file from McAfee that would remove any Klez infection from my computer.

Of course the file is in fact the Klez virus itself. Very clever — I know some people who would probably fall for that.

I’m just amazed at how successful the Klez virus has been. I never open attachments from people unless I know them and I’m expecting the attachment. Even then I take a lot of extra steps to make sure I’m not accidentally going to laucn some executable (why do people open JPEG and GIF attachments directly from their e-mail client, for example — just save the damn thing and open it up in a graphics program).

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