Fil Posted April 7, 2004 Share Posted April 7, 2004 Hi, I am not sure if this is totally relevant, but I have been receiving lots and lots of virus attacks via the net. I have been very wary for some time and simply never open an email with a paperclipped attachment any more. I am positive what I have been receiving (sometimes three or four different ones in a day) are viruses because they are always the same size (24K) and all purport to be a reply to something I am supposed to have been sent - being titled for example 'Re:your text' or 'Re:your message'. Now, I am absolutely certain I have never ever sent any messages out requiring these replies so they are evidently bogus. All emanate from different supposed email addresses none of which I recognised until the other day. When I got one from an address I knew - another gite owner who advertises in Living France like I do. But I knew they had not got our email address so rang them up and had a chat. And there own computer had blown up on the Saturday before I received the message. So their computer could not even have sent it if it had itself been infiltrated with a virus.My question is this - have other gite owners with email addresses been receiving similar large amounts of virus attempts? And have any of them received them from addresses they know? Or had their own addresses used perhaps? My husband thinks it is aimed at gite owners exclusively, but I am so computer illiterate I have no idea if this could be done. How does someone else get to use your email address? Surely they would need your password?Any ideas would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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