I love you... and your passwords

— 11:32 AM on August 17, 2000

That's right, apparently someone got bored and whipped up yet another new variant of the ILOVEYOU virus, according to this News.com article. The new one downloads and runs a password stealing program called hcheck.exe.

If memory serves, the original ILOVEYOU virus also attempted to download a password stealing program, though the download site was shut down almost immediately after the virus was discovered. The article doesn't disclose whether similar steps have been taken in this case.

At any rate, it's probable that your anti-virus definition files aren't aware of this one yet, so if you see any e-mails with a "resume.txt.vbs" attachment, start reaching for the delete key.

Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
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