Internet VIRUS (fwd)

Bob Morrell bmorrell at ISNET.IS.WFU.EDU
Mon Apr 24 10:56:49 EST 1995


The "good times virus" was a hoax virus scare from several months back.
There is no way that reading email can introduce a virus....
Like many things on the Internet, this issue seems to resurect itself 
periodically as people stumble across old email, or newbies on the net 
see references to a problem, without seeing references to its resolution.

You can add the good times virus to the FCC idea of modem surcharges, the 
200$ cookie recipe, and the boy who want=ed= get well cards.

You should not, however, feel bad about falling for one of these. 
Everyone does (I have my letter from a very frustrated FCC bureacrat) and 
one of the hazards of the net is that it is very difficult to distinguish 
these things. My rule of thumb: read all of my mail before sending out 
anything. Usually in a package of 20 emails, the answer to number 2 will 
be found in number 15 or so.


*                     Bob Morrell                       *
*              bmorrell at isnet.is.wfu.edu                *
* The operation was a success, as the autopsy will show *






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