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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-10-18 11:50
Subject: Spam of the day ...
Security: Public
... appears to consist of an mp3 file, with no other content, and not even a subject. I assume it's yet another attempt to pwn PCs into botnets.

ETA: I was wrong. According to This Register report, it is apparently someone speaking in a monotonous drone telling the listener to buy shares in an obscure company. If this level of pump-and-dump is to hook any punters, those punters have got to almost be too dumb to breathe.
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User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2007-10-18 11:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'd be so very tempted to run it through a less common player, like VLC or a phone or a non-ipod mp3 player, just to hear if it's a commercial.
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User: vatine
Date: 2007-10-18 14:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Or schlep it to a box running another OS, so that there's less (much less) chance of it causing a compromise.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-10-18 19:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Or even on a virtual PC. But no, see the edit.
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