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    Ikea Warning

    I've just received what looks like a legitimate email from Ikea Home Depot announcing a new Ikea Home Planner software with a zip attachment. The email comes complete with legitimate Ikea logos. Creation date is today, 21st. January 2009.

    None of my AV programs picked it up, but, it's a trojan. I've run it on one of my isolated test machines. Haven't had time yet to detect exactly what it is doing, but, presumably it's another one of those email address grabbers.

    If you get one of those emails, delete it, don't open the zip file at all !
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Ikea Warning

    Thanks, Claude. Though I'd be suspicious anyway, 'cause I know of Ikea and I know of Home Depot, but I haven't heard that the two had merged. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Ikea Warning

    I Killed one of those a couple of weeks ago, since I knew IKEA could not have my email address. On the same day I also got a fake Hallmark Card, but the anti-virus software picked that up.
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    Re: Ikea Warning

    Home-assembly, flat-pack viruses? - they're clever those Swedes <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    (They actually refer to it as a scam.)

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    Re: Ikea Warning

    "Home-assembly, flat-pack viruses?"

    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>, not only do you get infected, you have to pay for it, carry it home and then assemble it yourself to get infected. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> But if you are lucky, the flatpack will be missing some parts and the virus will fail to function and fall over at first use ...


    Thanks Claude, for the heads up.

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    Re: Ikea Warning

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> And you need a #15 Torx driver to assemble it.
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    Re: Ikea Warning

    And there are still million's of users getting infected!!!

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    Re: Ikea Warning

    Yep - I think I'm one of them....
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    Re: Ikea Warning

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Ikea Warning

    Since it's the "Ikea Virus", wouldn't it rename your computer something more Scandanavian ??? <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Ikea Warning

    My old uncle used to say "my name's Billy ... not silly"

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    Re: Ikea Warning

    I bought a table from Ikea named "Dave". It's handy when people are looking for something to tell them, "It's on Dave."

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    Re: Ikea Warning

    It's really hard to believe that in this day and age, there are STILL people who will open an unsolicited attachment sent to them in email! Whew...

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