Peter DeBetta's blog about programming in SQL Server using technologies such as T-SQL, .NET, CLR, C#, VB, Visual Studio, and SQL Server Management Studio.
I received a IM message in Windows Live Messenger from a techie friend earlier today. The message reads (myname replaces my actual email name)
"Hey isnt this YOU??
I thought it strange that my friend was offline when this message was sent, but I clicked the link anyways to see what he could be talking about (my ego/curiosity made a bad choice). Next thing I know, I am being prompted to Run or Save a MS-DOS application. Fortunately, I read the dialog and canceled the request.
According to news on the net, some AV programs didn't catch it and many people now have a trojan running on their system.
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About Peter W. DeBetta
Peter DeBetta works for Microsoft as an Application Platform Technology Strategist, specializing in strategies, design, implementation, and deployment of Microsoft SQL Server and .NET solutions. Peter writes courseware, articles, and books – most recently the title Introducing SQL Server 2008 from Microsoft Press. Peter speaks at conferences around the world, including TechEd, SQL PASS Community Summit, DevTeach, SQL Connections, DevWeek, and VSLive!
When Peter isn’t working, you can find him singing and playing guitar (click here
to hear an original song by Peter), taking pictures, or simply enjoying life with his wife, son, and daughter.