Why I'm not sending you viruses

Monday, 5 April 2004, 11:29 AM EST

Since this latest swarm of medium-threat viruses started , I've gotten a fair number of e-mail messages claiming I sent someone a virus. Well, I didn't. Not only do I have a corporate gateway to stop incoming viruses, my desktop also runs an enterprise version of an antivirus program.

I've become a victim of what I call "viral-borne identity theft," a.k.a. spoofing. Here's what e-mail spoofing is and what you should be aware of. But I'll warn you up front: there's not a whole lot you can do to stop spoofing except minimize your exposure.

By Robert Vamosi at ZDNet.

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