[MD1] StuffIt Trojan Horse Warning
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[MD1] StuffIt Trojan Horse Warning

LADDIN ANNOUNCES WARNING TO STUFFIT DELUXE USERS ABOUT A "TROJAN HORSE"
BEING DISTRIBUTED ONLINE

StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 Will Be Available In The Next 90 Days On Diskette Or CD
Only-
Do Not Download Any File Claiming To Be StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 (DR)

Watsonville, CA - September 9, 1997 - Aladdin Systems announces that it has
recently discovered that a "Trojaned" (a trouble making program hidden
within a legitimate program) called "StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 (DR)" is
circulating on Hotline servers on the Internet. This Trojan Horse
apparently deletes files while pretending to build a list. Aladdin wants to
warn its customers not to download any such file and that StuffIt Deluxe(r)
4.5 will be available in other traditional formats: Direct from Aladdin
Systems, its retailers and distributors. StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 is not
currently available, so users should not download anything claiming to be a
legitimate copy of StuffIt Deluxe 4.5.

"Although we haven't been able to verify this rumored Trojan Horse file
we'd like to pre-warn our customers before any damage is done," said Rakesh
Chabra, StuffIt product manager.

StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 will be available in the next 90 days from Aladdin
Systems. It will not be a downloadable upgrade but will be available on CD
or diskette directly from Aladdin systems and on CD in catalogs,
distribution channels and in retail outlets. Additional announcements will
be posted on the Aladdin web site (www.aladdinsys.com). To be notified of
all Aladdin announcements and support updates in the future via e-mail,
sign up for the "Aladdin News" mailing list at:
http://www.aladdinsys.com/info/mailinglist.html, or send an email to:
"Aladdin News" (aladdinnews@aladdinsys.com) with the subject SUBSCRIBE.

Significant enhancements of StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 will include Mac OS 8
compatibility, support for more expansion formats like MIME/Base64,
encrypted ZIP, and LHA expansion, additional email program support and
Private File encrypted file support.

Availability and Pricing
Aladdin is extending a special upgrade offer to new owners of StuffIt
Deluxe 4.0 (purchased after July 26, 1997) to upgrade to 4.5 for free. They
will be able to order the 4.5 upgrade for free (plus $9.95 shipping) from
Aladdin with proof of purchase. Otherwise, any registered StuffIt Deluxe
owner (any version) will be offered StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 for $29.95 plus
applicable tax and shipping. All offers are the same for international
customers except the shipping fee (US $19.95). This offer expires December
31, 1997. Contact Aladdin's Customer Service for ordering information at
sales@aladdinsys.com, (408)761-6200, or Aladdin's international partners at
intl@aladdinsys.com or http://www.aladdinsys.com/store/international.html.

StuffIt Deluxe is a commercial software product that carries a suggested
retail price of $129.95. StuffIt Deluxe is available throughout the US in
all leading mail order and retail computer stores and is distributed by
Ingram Micro, Merisel and The Douglas Stewart Company. StuffIt Deluxe is
also available directly from Aladdin. Check Aladdin's web site for the
international channel partners. For more information on StuffIt Deluxe go
to (http://www.aladdinsys.com/consumer/sd1.html).

Aladdin Systems: Making data distribution and management transparent in the
Internet era. Founded in 1988, Aladdin Systems, Inc. is the developer and
publisher of award winning business and consumer products. Aladdin
publishes StuffIt, the worldwide compression standard; Private File(tm),
the easiest cross-platform encryption software; and FlashBack(tm), the
ultimate safety net for any Macintosh file. Aladdin is located at 165
Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA; telephone: (408)761-6200; URL:
http://www.aladdinsys.com; e-mail: info@aladdinsys.com.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Lyng or Kendra Howell
pr@aladdinsys.com, (408)761-6200

 

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