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WorldPay Card virus

April 25, 2009 Leave a comment

I just got a message with the subject “WorldPay CARD transaction Confirmation”. This had an attachment WorldPay_NR9712.zip, which contains a file WorldPay_NR9712.exe. Any exe file received over email from an unknown source is probably a virus.

Searching didn’t immediately return a virus alert for this header — in fact some people recognise this header as a regular (and expected) email. So I thought of recordingin this blog that not all emails with this header is a legitimate transaction receipt.

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Off to a start

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Today is a good day to start anything — as good as any other day in fact. Today happens to be the start of the Bengali New Year 1416. No one really knows how the Bengali calendar came into existence — that is to say how the Bengali years are numbered. The calendar is essentially the standard Hindu solar calendar. If we count backwards, the start of the Bengali calendar turns out to be around the time of Shashanka. So did he start the Bengali calendar? Or did his son? That is certainly possible, but there are other possibilities.

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