From - Mon Mar 08 13:15:25 2004
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 14:25:41 +0530
Subject: Email account utilization warning.
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Dear user of e-mail server "W3.org",
We warn you about some attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may
contain viruses, in order to keep your computer and e-mail account safe,
please, follow the instructions.
For further details see the attach.
Attached file protected with the password for security reasons. Password is 46855.
Have a good day,
The W3.org team http://www.w3.org
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The W3C really should have virus scanning and spam filtering on messages sent to their server, or implement a simple filter such as requiring a [w3c] tag in the subject, or something. Their mailinglists are quite affected by spam and viri.
It's a virus. The thing is, it found the w3.org address somewhere at a mailing list subscriber's computer, and then sent a mail to it. The mail is personal, directed at W3.org, presumably from the administration of W3.org. Would such a mail ever be sent to a mailing list? No! Still, every subscriber to xml-editor got it. (And the real source is probably a subscriber to xml-editor too, though it may be a subscriber to any other W3C mailing list, since some messages are sent to multiple lists. I would really have thought the subscribers of xml-editor were tech savvy enough to know how to protect themselves from viri, don't you think?)
MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)