Re: virus alert (fwd)]

Subject: Re: virus alert (fwd)]
From: Pete Kloppenburg <pkloppen -at- CERTICOM -dot- CA>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 15:29:15 -0500

Melanie Flanders warns us all:
>>
>>>>>Please distribute as widely as possible:
>>>>>There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If you
>>>>receive an email message with the subject line "Deeyenda", DO NOT read the
>>>>message, DELETE it immediately. Please read the messages below.
>>>>>Some miscreant is sending email under the title "Deeyenda" nationwide, if
>>>>you get anything like this DON'T DOWNLOAD THE FILE! It has a virus that
>>>>rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it. Please be careful

<*SNIP*>

Please, if you haven't heard already, the Deeyenda virus is a hoax,
just like the Goodtimes virus. Don't pass on the message to anybody,
because you'll just clog up bandwidth and needlessly alarm people.

These so-called warnings are funny things: they do exactly what
the virus they describe is supposed to do. They replicate themselves
and spread all across the Internet, gobbling up resources. Every time
you pass the message on to a friend, you're spreading this thing.

For more info, see this URL:

http://kumite.com/myths/myths/myth027.htm

Pete Kloppenburg
Technical Writer
Certicom
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada

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