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http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=13100995

Just get prepared, folks...
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Thanks for the info Karilea . . .
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Hey this came from my internet provider, hopefully it will help, as well

As you may be aware, Adelphia is currently taking steps to minimize the spread of two new viruses: the Nachi/Welchia Worm, a new version of the recent Blaster Worm virus that has been attacking Microsoft operating systems, and the Sobig.f virus, a mass-mailing type of virus that arrives as an e-mail attachment.

Nachi/Welchia Worm
Special tools for removing the Nachi/Welchia worm from your PC can be found at the following links:
http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=nachi#removal_instructions
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.welchia.worm.html#removalinstructions
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32nachia.html

To prevent re-infection of your PC, we recommend our customers take the following actions:

1. Install the patches released by Microsoft to repair the vulnerability. These patches can be found at: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

2. Install anti-virus software on your PC or, if you have already done so, update the software to the most up-to-date virus definitions

3. Install a firewall to help prevent unauthorized access to your PC

Sobig.f Virus
When activated, the Sobig.f virus infects a PC and then further spreads by sending emails to all email addresses found within the email address book on this infected PC . The virus does this using its own mail server that is part of the virus. When the virus sends an e-mail it falsifies the “from:” field using one of the addresses harvested from the address book. This makes it appear that the virus was sent from someone else rather than the infected machine.

Further information on this virus can be found at the following links:
http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=helpCenter&hcName=sobig
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.f@mm.html
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32sobigf.html


These viruses have impacted Adelphia’s network as well as the networks of other internet service providers. You may be noticing slow speeds, frequent disconnections or no connection at all. We are working to stabilize our network quickly and appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process.

In order to continue stabilizing our network, Adelphia will be taking additional measures that will impact a small percentage of Power Link customers that use ping commands. Low-level pings will be blocked for an undetermined amount of time. If you use pings, you may not be able to ping anything outside the Adelphia network while this block is in place. This will only affect the small percentage of Power Link customers who use pings. As soon as the spread of the worm is under control and our network is stabilized, we will remove this block. We regret to have to put this block into effect, but it is crucial to stabilize the network and reduce the number of requests currently flooding our system due to the virus.


Further information regarding viruses and online security can be found on Adelphia’s eSafety page at http://www.adelphia.com/esafety
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Symantec also provides this help, as well.

Can't be too safe...
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.f@mm.html
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How to Protect Yourself


Delete any e-mail with the following subject lines, even if they're sent from a familiar name:
Thank you!
Your details
Re: Details
Re: Approved
Re: Re: My details
Re: Thank you!
Re: That movie
Re: Wicked screensaver
Re: Your application

Don't open any email attachments, especially those with the following names.
your_document.pif
document_all.pif
thank_you.pif
your_details.pif
details.pif
document_9446.pif
application.pif
wicked_scr.scr
movie0045.pif

     

 
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