Re: Virus message - HOAX

Subject: Re: Virus message - HOAX
From: Matt Wiseley <mwiseley -at- STUDENT -dot- UMASS -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:28:57 GMT

This is almost certainly a hoax. I see these kind of messages all the time
being forwarded about. I'm not quite sure of the original motiviation in
creating them. If anyone can explain to me how a virus can do *anything* from
the *text* of an email message (and not an executable attachment) then I might
reconsider.

-Matt

In article <199606130149 -dot- AA18956 -at- saturn -dot- mincom -dot- oz -dot- au>, Suzanne Wood
<suzannew -at- mincom -dot- oz -dot- au> 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
>>>
>>>To: All
>>>
>>>Re: VIRUS ALERT
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>***************************************************************
>>>>There is a computer virus that is being sent across the
>>>>Internet. If you receive an email message with the subject line
>>>
>>> "Good Times"
>>>
>>>DO NOT read the message, DELETE it immediately. Please read the
>>>>messages below. Some miscreant is sending email under the title
>>>"Good Times" nationwide, if you get anything like this,
>>>
>>> DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE!

....Yada yada yada....

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