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Dom Spinella dspinella at chugaibio.com
Wed Feb 25 18:30:45 EST 1998


Dear Netters:
The above posting refers to the Join the Club "virus" which is a
spin-off of the "Good Times" computer virus hoax that's been making the
rounds for a few years.  Like its predecesor, it has no basis in
reality.  Most of these hoaxes were initiated as attempts to kill off
annoying e-mail chain letters by warning people not to open them. 
Unfortunately, the hoaxes are perpetuated by well-meaning people who
earnestly try to warn off the rest of us from some non-existent threat
(no doubt as with the author of the previous message) -- and the warning
becomes even more of a problem than the original e-mail chain letter it
was designed to kill.  However, to the best of my knowledge it is still
not possible to transmit or catch a computer virus simply by opening and
reading an e-mail message. For more information on this and other
computer virus hoaxes (as well as a few laughs) see the computer virus
myths homepage at: 
http://www.kumite.com/myths/
Cheers
Dom Spinella



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