Loquis was the first of seven billion readers to submit this story about the I Love You Virus
and the UK. Its not really a virus: its a trojan that proclaims its love for the recipient and requests that you open its attachment. On a first date even! It then loves you so much that it sends copies of itself to everyone in your addressbook (slut!) and starts destorying files on your drive. Course they estimate that it's infected 10% of the UK. Pine/Elm/Mutt users as always laugh maniacally as the trojan shuffles countless wasted packets over saturated backbones filling overworked SMTP servers everywhere. Sysadmins are seen weeping in the alleys. Update: 05/04 03:12
: My Roommate Kurt "The Pope" DeMaagd
has written a
better summary of the trojan and more importantly a HOWTO fix it
. Windows users only ;) Requires registry hacking, so its not for everyone.