Worm Header of the Week

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Due to numerous design flaws in Microsoft software, email worms are an Internet pandemic. While the situation is mostly aggravating, it has its moments of amusement.

The current generation of email worm forges header information, picking some random email address found on the infected computer to stand in as the supposed sender. This can, on occasion, be entertaining, such as in the case of this message received last week:

From: torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>
To: chip [at] unicom [dot] com
Subject:
Message-Id: <E18c8JD-0000Dt-00 [at] gull [dot] mail [dot] pas [dot] earthlink [dot] net>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:12:07 -0800