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After running its course in 2002, in 2003, Bugbear reappeared, but in a far more damaging strain. In 24 hours the newer version, Bugbear.B, caused the same damage that it had taken the previous Bugbear three days to cause. Bugbear.B claimed its new victims quickly because a flaw in Microsoft Outlook meant the program automatically opened e-mail attachments. The person or persons responsible for the virus have not yet been caught. Make sure your email security software does not automatically open attachments, and don't open them yourself unless you are absolutely certain they are safe.