Re: Virus message

Subject: Re: Virus message
From: "Kenneth M. Nuckols" <knuck -at- BESTBUY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 08:48:29 -0500

At 11:46 AM 6/13/96 +1000, SW wrote:
>>Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:45:36 +1000
>>To: WORD-PC -at- ufobi2 -dot- uni-forst -dot- gwdg -dot- de
>>From: Suzanne Wood <suzannew -at- mincom -dot- oz -dot- au>
>>Subject: Virus message
>>
>>Hi all
>>
>>I received this Internet Virus alert today from our sysadmin. May be
>>pertinent to some/all of you.
>>
>>
>>Regards
>>
>>Suzanne Wood
>>>
> [edited for brevity]

Suzanne and fellow Techwr-L subscribers,

This "virus" has been floating around for years, and as far as I
know, every alert ever raised about "good times" so far has been a false
alarm. This is not to say Suzanne's message should be ignored, for it's
possible that the virus is real, but don't become petrified of your e-mail,
either.
Part of the message Ms Wood forwarded said that "good times" is
activated when it is read into memory as an e-mail message. This sounds
suspicious to me, for I have never known of any virus which does its damage
unless the file in which it's embedded is executed (so viruses usually
appear in .bat, .com, .exe, or self-extracting ZIP files). Again, I
appreciate you sharing the warning with us, Suzanne, but I don't think
anyone should panic either. All the same, if you receive a message with a
subject reading "good times," if you do not recognize the sender, delete it
as unread just to be safe.
Just my $.02 worth...

Ken
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