new nasty email virus trick to bypass scanners

Mike Tancsa mike at
Wed Dec 3 22:24:19 UTC 2003

OK, here is a nasty virus trick.  The message gets sent in a password 
protected zip file.  The text of the messages says here are my pics and 
enter in the passwd xxxx to view the archive.

The big problem is that normal avscanners cannot open the zip file to scan 
the contents since it is password protected.

However, the user can be easily socially engineered to open the file and 
blam.  The text of the message is nice and enticing making it look like 
private email with dirty pictures accidentally sent to the user...

Mike Tancsa,                          	          tel +1 519 651 3400
Sentex Communications,     			  mike at
Providing Internet since 1994          
Cambridge, Ontario Canada

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