The "Bubbleboy" email internet worm WILL BE ACTIVATED while reading
email if your computer meets some requirements, most notably using
Outlook or Outlook Express as your mailreader.
99.99% of these are hoaxes, but this one is not. Please don't believe
me, though. Check out the info at the usual virus information pages.
It is well known that Microsoft products in general, and Outlook Express
in particular, have weak security and are vulnerable to attacks. This
is one more reason to check your security arrangements.
Note: - this worm, though REAL, has been classified as LOW PROBABILITY
of infection, because reports of it existing "in the wild" have not
surfaced yet. Don't get too excited about it...
Network Associates: Bubbleboy characteristics
Symantec - VBS.BubbleBoy
Trend Micro: Bubble Boy Worm
Microsoft Security Advisor Program
Cheers, Dan Slone