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SCHOOL ICT NEWS BULLETIN No 100 - 14/07/2006

Published by Children’s Services

Warning: Spam email appears to link to a BBC website

There is currently a new spam email going around. This email claims that Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation, has died. The email has a link to news.bbc.co.uk website but is really directed to a Russian website purporting to be the home of a construction firm focused on providing heating systems for apartments and advertising training seminars. It is very likely that when responding to this email by clicking on the "bbc" link provided, a ‘Trojan Horse’ will infect your machine.

Embedded in the HTML email is a hidden script that exploits the ADODB.Stream vulnerability to secretly download the malicious Troj/Dloadr-ZP Trojan horse from a Russian website. The Trojan horse is designed to download further malicious code which could allow remote hackers to gain unauthorized access to the victim’s computer.

If you receive this email, please delete it immediately. Please make sure that all computers at your school have an up–to–date Anti–Virus program active and running. If you have anti–spyware software installed please make sure that it is up–to–date too.

Author: Amanda Carr

Early Years – ICT Conference – places still available

14th September 2006 – John Innes Centre, Norwich.

This conference is aimed at all practitioners working with children in foundation stage and looks at ways that ICT can be used to support children’s learning. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest information on using ICT and best practice.

The format for the day includes primary strategy keynote speaker, supplier exhibition and workshops on:

  • Using Digital Cameras
  • ICT and the Outdoor Environment
  • Using Interactive Whiteboards In Early Years
  • Gadgets and Gizmos
  • Using ICT to Support Development In Early Years
  • ICT and Creativity

For full details of the programme of events please go to the Early Years ICT Conference website. To secure places at the conference complete the booking form and fax back to Early Years & Childcare Team on Fax Number 01603 222750 or alternatively confirm you wish to attend by email to Judy Houghton at ICT Solutions on judy.houghton@norfolk.gov.uk

Author: Amanda Carr