A WORD ABOUT EMAIL AND VIRUSES

LRO Member:

Email is a vital communication link between the LRO and our Members. This message is to alert you to viruses and what they are doing to this link.

Caution: An infected email can come from addresses you recognize.

There are several viruses out there. LRO does not send this type of message to anyone. When a virus infects a computer (could be any members computer), it harvests the address book and sends viruses to and from the addresses it finds. That is why you may get virus mail that appears to come from LRO. The computer we use to send LRO email IS virus protected for incoming and outgoing mail.

Just to let you know, we (the LRO mailbox) have also received several virus mailings, and that email has various member names in the FROM: block.

Note - the LRO email policy is that
- every message starts with LRO in the subject
- we never send attachments with our email, so anyone receiving a message with LRO and an attachment should discard it (do not open the attachment). LRO includes its message within the body of the email or makes a request that you go to the LRO website to read longer messages.
-we recommend that everyone use virus software, such as Norton or McAfee, to process all incoming and outgoing mail.

A typical worm works as follows: the worm arrives as an
executable attachment or inside a Zip archive. When run,
it displays fake Windows warnings and error alerts. Using
its own SMTP engine, it also mails itself to email addresses
found on the infected computer.

*** Some hints to look for ***
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The From: Varies, the address may be forged.
The Subject: Varies. Examples:
- E-mail account security warning,
- Notify about using the e-mail account.
- Warning about your e-mail account.
The Body: Varies. Here is an Example--
Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper
Using in next three days, if you are still wishing to use
it, please, resign your account information.

For details see the attached file. They are trying to get
you to OPEN the attachment.

For security purposes the attached file is password
protected. Password is "<5 random numbers inserted>".
This make it look important enough for you to OPEN.
* Where the user's domain is chosen from the To: address.
The user's domain for user@mail.com would be "mail.com"
Attachments to be aware of: File may be .EXE .PIF or ZIP
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Email Coordinator