Re: VIRUA LOOSE ON INTERNET!

Scot Reed (sreed@pluto.njcc.com)
Mon, 14 Oct 1996 19:25:43 -0400 (EDT)

This message is pretty mixed up.

First of all, the "Good Times" virus is a well-known Internet hoax.
It simply doesn't exist. Reading the message makes that clear --
for example, there is no such thing as an "nth complexity infinite
binary loop" -- it's a meaningless jumble of technobabbly that may
sound vaguely frightening to regular, non-technical people. Just
like the warning message itself.

In general, you can't get a virus simply by reading your e-mail.
Techie nit-pickers could no doubt devise special-case scenarios
where such a thing might happen, but the possibility is quite
remote. Certainly there is no single program that could do it on
every combination of operating system and e-mail package.

So, no reason to panic. "Move along folks, nothing to see here..."

Just my two cents -- no flames, please. Now let's get back to
genealogy.

Best regards,

Scot R.
sreed@pluto.njcc.com

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