Forward: The virus message was a hoax! (fwd)

Xiang Li lingqin at UNIXG.UBC.CA
Mon Apr 24 11:20:10 EST 1995


Hi, there. I read the same message sent by Ryan Wheat before from another 
friend. I had also received the following message afterward. Just for 
your information.
Good luck.

Xiang Li
Agriculture Canada, Pacific Agriculture Research Centre--Vancouver
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 20:05:07 PST
From: James J. Pan <jjpan at erich.triumf.ca>
To: zhong_hua at cs.ubc.ca
Cc: jjpan at erich.triumf.ca
Subject: The virus message was a hoax! (fwd)

Sorry for the false alarm. 
 
jp

> Date: 19 Apr 95 11:11 -0700
> From: William Lee <lee at ucs.ubc.ca>
> To: Branko Peric <BRANKO at arts.ubc.ca>
> Cc: net-admins at ubc.ca
> Subject: Re: (Fwd) WARNING!! 
> 
> On Wed, 19 Apr 1995, Branko Peric wrote:
> 
> > You-All heard about this?
> > 
> > ------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
> > 
> > >>  FWD>F.Y.I.  New Computer Virus
> > >>
> > >> There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet.  If you
> > >> receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT read
> > >> the message, DELETE it immediately.  Please read the messages below.
> 
> [a pile of nonsense deleted]
> 
> This is a hoax.  There was something similar a couple of months back.  I
> can dig up the CERT (or somebody like that's) rebuttal if anyone is
> interested.
> 
> Some key [ridiculous] claims:
>  
>   1) the 'FCC' won't care about viruses
>   2) you can't 'destroy' a modern hard drive with a virus, perhaps the data,
>      but not the hard drive
>   3) no n-th complex binary loop or whatever he said can destroy a processor
> 
> 
> **Now this is not to say that you can't get a virus via email.  Someone can
> send you an infected executable that when downloaded and run can infect
> your hard drive.  But simply 'reading' a message won't infect anything.
> 
> William.
> 
> ----
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>   Microcomputer, Unix Systems and Network Consulting 
> Network Systems Support, Telecommunications Services 
> Computing and Communications, University of British Columbia
> 6356 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada.  email:  lee at ucs.ubc.ca
> 
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