[Esd-l] Very long subject line, readme.exe

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Wed Sep 19 20:13:01 PDT 2001

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Simon Matthews wrote:

> We received an email with the 'readme.exe' virus attached.
> However, I also noticed that the subject line was very long -- it
> took over 2 lines to display is on my screen. It was something
> like 'desktopsample' repeated many times over.

I got one of those as well. It's possible; there appeared to be
non-printing characters in the subject line.

 John Hardin KA7OHZ   ICQ#15735746   http://www.wolfenet.com/~jhardin/
 jhardin at impsec.org        pgpk -a finger://gonzo.wolfenet.com/jhardin
  768: 0x41EA94F5 - A3 0C 5B C2 EF 0D 2C E5  E9 BF C8 33 A7 A9 CE 76 
 1024: 0xB8732E79 - 2D8C 34F4 6411 F507 136C  AF76 D822 E6E6 B873 2E79
  In 1998 more than three times as many people in the US were killed
  by incompetent physicians than were killed by handguns, yet the
  President of the A.M.A. is adopting "gun safety" as his platform.
   1140 days until the Presidential Election

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