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Microsoft Responds to Mydoom

Filed under: January 29, 2004

Microsoft responded to the Mydoom worm and provided some assistance for those infected or worried by it at http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/mydoom.asp. Some of the advice on that page…

How to Help Protect Against This Worm
If you ever receive a questionable e-mail message that contains an attachment—especially if it has a .zip file extension—do not open the attachment.

They are correct in saying that you should never open attachments on questionable emails, but their emphasis on the .zip file extension strikes me as a little strange, I’d be more worried about .exe and .scr etc. myself.