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Subject:Re: A puzzlement: is this a virus? From:Mike Stockman <stockman -at- JAGUNET -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 8 Apr 1998 23:33:07 -0400
On 4/8/98 6:57 PM, Dick Gaskill (dickg -at- AG3D -dot- COM) wrote:
>I'm not a networking expert, but I'm
>wondering if it's possible for a file to pick up a virus while traveling
>across the the internet. A file travels through a lot equipment as well
>as wires. Also I konw that to handle the increased traffic, AOL has
>recently added a LOT of new equipment and in a big hurry.
Not possible. Or rather, maybe possible, but so wildly unlikely that it's
never, ever happened, as far as any sources I've read.
For a good, skeptical, feet-firmly-planted-on-the-ground view of what
viruses *aren't* capable of, see: