Y2K Trojan Horse penetrates military

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Monday, 18 October 1999 19:08 (GMT)

(UPI Spotlight)

Y2K Trojan Horse penetrates military

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) - The U.S. military in Europe is warning its personnel that a new Internet "trojan horse" is on the loose in electronic mail, masquerading as a Year 2000 countdown clock sponsored by software giant Microsoft. If the clock is installed, it also installs an executable file that copies usernames, passwords, login IDs and can read all data sent or received over the Internet. Copyright 1999 by United Press International

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), October 18, 1999



If a satellite buzzing around in outter space can look up the crack in my ass and any one of a hundred internet sites will sell my private information, why would I care about this trojan horse? :)

-- (exposed@every.turn), October 18, 1999.

Because the military is already warning of cyberterrorism. They'll be increasingly alert. And increasingly activated. And increasingly, well, revisit c4i.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), October 18, 1999.

When will people learn not to run executables they receive as attachments?

-- Mori-Nu (silkenet@yahoo.com), October 19, 1999.

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