Computer security experts are warning of a dangerous new eMail virus, one able to destroy information even when users don't fully open their messages.
"Bubbleboy," apparently nicknamed after an episode of the TV show "Seinfeld," is the first known eMail virus that doesn't even need to be fully opened to be activated. Just highlighting the eMail's subject line in Microsoft Outlook Express activates its hidden code.
It also takes every address in a computer's eMail program and passes the virus along.
Researchers at Network Associates, a Santa Clara, Calif., computer security company,...