Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.
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Please make sure that you have an updated antivirus program installed and
> As many Rootsweb mail list subscribers know, it is impossible to receive
> attachment born virus from Rootsweb because the list servers at Rootsweb
> all attachments before sending a posting onto a list.
> Nonetheless, some of the larger Rootsweb lists are currently having
> due a new virus called W32 Bad Trans, which is spread subscriber to
> in a new and novel way. This virus and its variants are of special
> list subscribers.
> This virus targets users of Outlook email programs, and rather than send a
> of the virus to all the email addresses in the address book as in past, it
> sends a virus to all the email addresses that are in unopened email in the
> For example, if subscriber A posts to a list and subscriber B has an
> computer, subscriber A will get a virus induced response from subscriber B
> will contain a virus in the attachment. More worrisome, is that
> anticipating a response may eagerly open the attachment only to find a
> that now infects their machine and the process of a widening infection
> McAfee has issued the following information on this virus.
> Virus Name W32/Badtrans
> Virus Characteristics
> This mass mailing worm attempts to send itself using
> Microsoft Outlook by replying to unread email
> It also drops a remote access trojan (detected as
> Backdoor-NK.svr with the 4134 DATs; detected
> heuristically as New Backdoor prior to the 4134 DAT
> When run, the worm displays a message box entitled,
> "Install error" which reads, "File data corrupt:
> probably due to a bad data transmission or bad disk
> access." A copy is saved into the WINDOWS directory as
> INETD.EXE and an entry is entered into the WIN.INI
> to run INETD.EXE at startup. KERN32.EXE (a backdoor
> trojan), and HKSDLL.DLL (a valid keylogger DLL) are
> written to the WINDOWS SYSTEM directory, and a
> entry is created to load the trojan upon system
> Once running, the trojan attempts to mail the victim's
> IP Address to the author. Once this information is
> obtained, the author can connect to the infected
> via the Internet and steal personal information such
> usernames, and passwords. In addition, the trojan
> contains a keylogger program which is capable of
> capturing other vital information such as credit card
> and bank account numbers and passwords.
> The next time Windows is loaded, the worm attempts
> email itself by replying to unread messages in
> Outlook folders. The worm will be attached to
> messages using one of the following filenames
> some of these filenames are also associated with
> threats, such as W95/MTX.gen@M):
> The message body may contain the text:
> Take a look to the attachment.
> AVERT first received an intended version of this
> (10,623 bytes) on April 11 from a company in New
> (c) 2001, Network Associates, Inc. and its affiliated Companies. All
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HOW DO YOU POST? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT SHOULD YOU POST?
1. Questions about your ancestors. Give as much detail as you can.
2. Interesting history that is relevant to the list.
3. Genealogy and family history conferences, even if they charge for admission.
4. Genealogy societies should feel free to post about their society and their websites.
5. Book reviews of genealogy books are reasonable to post. A list of books is not, but sharing a good genealogy book you've found is a good idea.
6. Links to personal blogs that are about genealogy. They can be your blog or another. Even if the blog has ads, that is not a problem.
7. New collections on various genealogy sites that are relevant. We don't want advertisements, but if you find an interesting collection on Ancestry, FamilySearch, Library of Congress, or some other site that has relevance to the list, let people know.
WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR POST?
1. An informative but concise subject line.
2. When replying to a previous message, be sure to check that the intended recipient's address is showing in the Send To box of your email BEFORE clicking on SEND.
3. Proofread and be sure you want your post public. All posts go in the archives!
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