Nate
Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:there's a massive virus going around on msn that apparently blocks the user's use of msn from his account on his pc, it then eats away at your hard drive deleting random files

so dont accept anything from anyone on msn
especially if its around 150-200kb big

i felt i had to warn all you lovely poiple here on hop


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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:May we have a link to the source for this story, please? I've heard of a few viruses spreading through MSN but no link I've seen so far mentions MSN account blockage or deletion of hard drive files.

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Dom
Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Probably not specifically true. MSN has apparently been having trouble for a couple of days so this may be somebody using that as a way of getting people paranoid when they can't sign in.

That said, viruses can easily be spread by all file transfer systems, including MSN, ICQ, etc... so don't start running files from just anyone and anywhere!


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Bretch
Bretch

enthusiast
Location: Cork, Ireland at present
Member Since: 19th Nov 2004
Total posts: 247
Posted:http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/
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check this for hoax's, its quite good I think!!



I check it whenever I get chain mails and warnings.. most I then reply saying it's a hoax, at least it stops a bit of them annoying mails!!!!

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I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....

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mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:its simple unless you have asked for a file or its not from a friend, or they cant explain what it is....



dont pick it up anyways, virus or not, its common sence!



me and my friends used to sub7 each other using msn to give out files, and then they would double click it and get sub7'd.....



its a silly prank but funny


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:ahhhh...the joys of sub7.

*reminisces*

smile


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mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:open peoples cd trays,

make their desktops upside down, collect their passwords...


ahh bless


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Make their printer print what you want it to was always a favourite of mine smile

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mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:yah, i loved the cd tray joke

i was cool randomly popping their cd tray out... biggrin


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Bretch
Bretch

enthusiast
Location: Cork, Ireland at present
Member Since: 19th Nov 2004
Total posts: 247
Posted:sub7

I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Banana.

No. Wait.
This isnt the word disassociation thread.

umm


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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:The CD tray one gave me such a fright a few months go, I believe I ended up running out of the room.

What is this sub7 you speak of?


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mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:sub 7 was an old prog used by novice hackers, to hack into peoples machines and then manipulate their machines

its usage got so bad at one point that phone companies where threatebning to cut peoples phone line if they where found to be using it

you would send someone a file disguised as a movie file, or a picture, it would come up with a coppuption error message, but would have left thing in your registy on yoru machine withuot you knwoing, and that would allow the sub 7 controller to get into our machine


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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Written by: Mech
novice hackers, to hack into peoples machines



I cannot believe you just said that!!! eek

B-u-l-l-s-h-i-t.

Its used by prepubescent 14 year old script kiddies.

and me and you.

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mech
mech

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Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:mate it was a form of hacking, if you like a pre cursor to all teh worm viruses we have now.....

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Sub7 is not Hacking.
tongue

offtopic


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MiG
MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:sounds a little like netbus... and back orifice 2000


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mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:yep, used them to

ahh those here the days

when i thought bck orafice, was a bad word!


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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)
Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

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Location: Vermont, USA
Member Since: 12th Jul 2003
Total posts: 342
Posted:wow... this is cool...
i know mobman, the author of sub7
i never thought that his program would pup up here


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