promote Braid/A to ""

Jeff A. Earickson (by way of Julian Field <mailscanner at>) jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Thu Nov 7 14:19:12 GMT 2002


    I suggest that you add "Braid/A" to your silently-delete list in  I got the warning below from my own mailscanner
and I don't use a PC for email.  I saw someplace the other day that
Braid/A uses the same tricks as Klez/H to forge the sender.

Jeff A. Earickson, Ph.D
Senior UNIX Sysadmin and Email Guru
Information Technology Services
Colby College, 4214 Mayflower Hill,
Waterville ME, 04901-8842
phone: 207-872-3659 (fax = 3076)

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From: "MailScanner" <postmaster at>
To: jaearick at
Subject: Warning: E-mail viruses detected
X-MailScanner: ftbc

Our virus detector has just been triggered by a message you sent:-
   To: jaearick at
   Subject: ¾Ö´Ï
   Date: Thu Nov  7 03:02:07 2002
Any infected parts of the message have not been delivered.

This message is simply to warn you that your computer system may have a
virus present and should be checked.

The virus detector said this about the message:
Report: >>> Virus 'W32/Braid-A' found in file ./gA7820uf022539/README.EXE

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