Dear AT&T WorldNet(r) Service Member:
You may have heard about the Code Red virus (also referred to as a "worm") and the serious threat it presents to Internet security. AT&T WorldNet Service recognizes this problem and is taking steps to protect our members. Please visit http://worldnet.attecc.com/bulletins/codered.html
to learn what you can do to keep this virus from infecting your PC, how to eliminate it from a contaminated PC, and more.
Code Red is a "worm" that takes advantage of a security hole in the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) software. It affects computers running on the Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems. It DOES NOT currently affect PCs running on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and recent versions of XP or Macintosh computers, so most home PCs cannot be infected at this time. (If you do not know what operating system your PC runs on, right click on the My Computer desktop icon, then click on Properties.)
Due to the significant impact of the Code Red virus currently affecting the Internet, we are advising our members running Windows NT or 2000 operating systems to download Microsoft's Code Red virus protection patch. The location for this patch as well as instructions on how to detect Code Red's presence on your computer and other key information about Code Red can be found at http://worldnet.attecc.com/bulletins/codered.html
Should you have questions about your computer's anti-virus software, please contact the customer care team of the vendor who distributes the software. AT&T WorldNet Service Customer Care representatives cannot support anti-virus products.
We hope this e-mail serves only as a precaution and that you have not experienced any inconvenience due to Code Red. We value your membership in AT&T WorldNet Service and will continue taking vigilant steps to protect you from these viruses.
AT&T WorldNet Service Customer Care
Bottom line is that unless you are running NT, Win 2000 or WIN XP you probably don't have much to worry about. My real concern would be the fact that many USMC computers are now up on some sort of NT system (NT, 2000 or XP) including the new fire control portables for artillery. As these systems depend on a wireless lan/wan connection, I hope that they are putting in safeguards against such things.
Click on Chesty to visit JITB's USMC Site
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