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Re: Fwd: INTERNET VIRUS ALERT

From: <johne@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 10:39:01 -0600
Message-Id: <199503311639.AA255307941@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>
To: Fell_Travis/dal11_tjfell@dal.mobil.com, www-talk@w3.org
Cc:
In article <H0000211024507cd@MHS> you write:
>Item Subject: Message text
>---- Begin Forwarded Message
>
>Today (3/30/95) I received a copy of an e-mail from Hughes Aircraft
>Company via Moorpark College and the City of Ventura regarding a new 
>virus
>called GOOD TIMES that originated from someone on AOL.
>
>This virus, when activated, is extremely destructive and, the e-mail
>states, "is unparalled in its capability...other more well-known viruses
>such as Stoned, Airwolf and Michaelangelo pale in comparison..."
>
>The virus can be detected as an e-mail message with the subject line
>reading "Good Times."  If you receive a piece of e-mail with Good Times 
>as
>the subject, DO NOT READ IT...DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY.
>
>The virus is launched when the e-mail is loaded into the mail server's
>ASCII buffer and it is highly intelligent...it will send copies of 
>itself
>to everyone whose e-mail addess is contained in the received-mail file 
>or
>sent-mail file, if it can find one.  Once a computer is infected, one of
>several things can happen.  The hard drive will most likely be 
>destroyed. 
>If the program is not stopped, the computer's processor will be placed 
>in
>an nth-complexity infinite binary loop which can severly damage the
>processor.
>
>REMEMBER...if you receive a piece of e-mail with the subject called Good
>Times, DO NOT READ IT...DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY.
>
>
>-- 
>raley@rain.org
>ventura, California
>
>
>
>---- End Forwarded Message

The capabilities of this virus are impossible.  You are either someone
not very knowledgeable with computers (in which case, I hold nothing
against you) or you are an asshole trying to get people to believe
a meaningless scare.

In either case, I'm willing to bet you are or will be getting a lot of
flames.  For all I know, thats what you want...

Still, please don't send messages w/o evidence like this again...

--
John Tsau
Received on Friday, 31 March 1995 11:39:25 UTC

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