Friday, March 05, 2004

Virus Alert -- Please Read

Someone is sending fake e-mails about the " mailing system," pretending to be from the " team." The e-mails warn about "attacks on your e-mail account" and urge recipients to open an attachment called "" with a password given in the text of the e-mail. The attachment, unsurprisingly, contains a virus.

These e-mails do not originate with this site. You do not have an e-mail account at Daubert on the Web (we don't offer them). So don't open the attachment. Delete the e-mail and go about your business.

Update: If you did click the attachment, our investigations reveal that your computer may now be infected with the Beagle virus. The good people at Symantec have details and a removal tool.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.