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E-BORNEO.COM'S NEWSLETTER (12 JUNE 2001)

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1. Borneo Editorial - 'Abu Sayyaf and the US Travel Warning'
2. What's New
3. Win A Mystery Gift From Us!
4. FREE 5-Day Knowledge Master Course
5. Hot Discussions - 'Likas Vacant Seat' and more
6. Latest Virus/Worm/Trojan
7. FREE E-Book URL
8. Tell Your Friends About Us

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Greetings Fellow Borneons and Friends,

Welcome to the first e-newsletter of 2001. It has taken us awhile, but finally we are back, and with the aim to serve and entertain you better. First of all, we would like to thank you all for the support and suggestions you've given us during the past year.

In our opinion, e-borneo.com couldn't function as well as it does without you. We encourage you to continue sending your feedback and contribution during the coming year. We have many plans to improve the functionality of our service, as well as add new and relevant content for your surfing pleasure. These can only be done with your strong and continuous support.

As for this e-newsletter, we sincerely wish to hear from you regarding the most suitable and interesting content for you. Tell us how our e-newsletter can be more informative, educational, and productive for you. The best suggestion will win a mystery gift and will be published in the next edition (see below for more details).


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1. BORNEO EDITORIAL

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***Abu Sayyaf and the US Travel Warning***

The recent kidnapping at Palawan island in the Philippines by the Abu Sayyaf has once again strike fear to the heart of Malaysians in Borneo, especially Sabah. It was only 13 months ago that a similar incident occured at Sipadan island, and several months later, another copycat abduction at Pandanan island. This has more or less killed off the revival process of the tourism industry in the Borneo region.

The interesting thing to note here is that a month or two before the latest kidnapping saga, the US State Department issued a warning to Americans travelling to Malaysia Borneo because of potential of another Abu Sayyaf strike-out. The Malaysian government has vehemently protest against this warning.

BUT, is it a coincident that this caution was issued just a month or so before the Palawan abduction? Did the US intelligence managed to decode vital Abu Sayyaf's kidnap plan conversations. If so, why did they not share it with the Malaysian or Philippines governments? Why was the warning only issued to US citizens and not citizens in this region? Aren't we entitle to know that someone in our neighbour's backyard is planning to go on another kidnapping spree?

Or perhaps this US warning is merely a sheer coincidence. After all, the Malaysian states of Borneo and the sultanate kingdom of Brunei remain as peaceful and safe as before. Almost 99.0% of these three areas are still generally devoid of any catastrophic violence, civil unrest or untoward incidents.

What do you think about this?

Feel free to share your feelings on this editorial, or any other subject, at feedback@e-borneo.com. Please note that for the purpose of interactivity, your name/nick and comments received may be published in our e-newsletters or on our website (Note: Rest assured that your email address will not be published, but if you have a website, please include your URL - we will give it a FREE promotion here for you).


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2. WHAT'S NEW

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A lot of new things have been added since our last newsletter in end-2000. For a start, the 'What's New' column at our main page has been 'taken over' by RAJ, the cute orangutan with an attitude. He is in action almost daily introducing visitors to new or interesting things at the site. Some of the other new features include the following:

1. Shop@Borneo ( http://www.e-borneo.com/shop/ )

2. Dynamic-Updated Malaysian News from eMedia ( http://www.e-borneo.com/news/m-national.shtml )

3. Travel News Page ( http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/news.shtml )

4. Pop3 Email Check Page ( http://www.e-borneo.com/services/popemail.shtml )

5. Tell Your Friends About Us ( http://www.e-borneo.com/cgi-bin/tellfriend/tellfriend.cgi )



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3. WIN A MYSTERY GIFT FROM US

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Every month, we aim to give away a mystery gift to one of our valued e-newsletter subscribers. Simply tell us how we can improve our e-newsletter so that it can be of much value to you. The bottom line is that any newsletter is of not much use if the reader, that's YOU, do not benefit from it.

Tell us what we should add and you may well be receiving a mystery gift from us, whether or not we incorporate your suggestion (we intend to add all your suggestions into our e-newsletter but it may be impossible to include all at once or else you may be receiving a 100-page newsletter).

Email your suggestion to contribution@e-borneo.com and the best suggestions may be published in the next edition of our e-newsletter (Note: Rest assured that only your name/nick and suggestion will be published, but if you have a website, please include your URL - we will give it a FREE publicity here for you).


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5. HOT DISCUSSIONS

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What's Borneons are currently talking about online? The Likas vacant seat landmark decision; Remembrance Day 666; Sarawak coming elections; and more, only at the Borneo Forum:

http://www.e-borneo.com/cgi-bin/wsmbb/wsmbb.cgi

Join Borneons and friends in a fruitful discussion on politics, computers, travel, sports, etc. at the Borneo Forum. Get to know Borneons and Borneo, and what's the latest development here.

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6. LATEST VIRUS/WORM/TROJAN

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W32.MsWorld@mm (Discovered: June 5, 2001)
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W32.MsWorld@mm is a massmailing Visual Basic worm. It uses a Macromedia Flash presentation to mask its malicious intentions. It attempts to modify the Autoexec.bat file to format the C drive the next time that the computer is restarted. It also attempts to delete the Windows registry files. It usually comes with the email subject "Miss World" and the attachment file "MissWorld.exe". Presently a Category 2 threat.

More details/removal instruction:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.msworld@mm.html


VBS.Loveletter.CN@mm (Discovered: May 31, 2001)
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This is a minor variant of the LoveLetter virus family. This virus may arrive in the following format by email:

Subject: Where are you?
Body: This is my pic in the beach!
Attachment: JENNIFERLOPEZ_NAKED.JPG.vbs

This virus also drops the file Cih_14.exe, which is a dropper for the CIH virus, and attempts to run it. Presently a Category 2 threat.


VBS.VBSWG2.X@mm (Discovered: May 8, 2001)
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VBS.VBSWG2.X@mm or VBS.HomePage is an encrypted VBScript worm that uses a known exploit to send itself to all recipients in an infected user's Microsoft Outlook address book. The email comes with a subject "Homepage" and an attachment file called "Homepage.html.vbs". It also has a payload that opens a Web site that contains pornographic contents. Although it has only been discovered very recent, it is classified as a Category 4 (high) threat by Symantec.

More details/removal instruction:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.vbswg2.x@mm.html


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7. FREE E-BOOK URL

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For those of you who may have some e-mail technical hitch in receiving our auto-responded mail (partly may be due to our recent migration to a new 100% email opt-in e-newsletter subscription tool - our apology) regarding the URL of our FREE e-book giveaway entitled "Online Success for the 21st Century" brought to you courtesy of richADZ.com and Ernest Seger of the Internet Business Marketing, please go to the download site below:

http://richadz.e-borneo.com/ebook.shtml

We will be taking this free offer off shortly. So please take note of the URL and pass it to a friend who may be interested. The download URL will remain there for at least the next three months or so.


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