(ca, en) Re: (ca) Información sobre virus (RV)

Quique (kike-dk@geocities.com)
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 17:24:44 +0000

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Esta circulando un rumor sobre unos "virus" llamados "PENPAL GREETINGS" y "JOIN THE CREW". Estos virus (al igual que "GOOD TIMES" y muchos otros) no existen, y no son mas que una tomadura de pelo. Si recibes una advertencia en tu correo, no la tengas en cuenta y manda al que te la envio este mensaje.

Leer un e-mail no ejecuta el e-mail. Con lo que teneis que tener cuidado es con los "attachments", pero para que estos se pongan en funcionamiento primero hay que decodificarlos y abrirlos si es un documento o ejecutarlos si es un programa. Borrad los "attachments" que os lleguen de gente que no conozcais, y pasadles siempre un antivirus antes de abrirlos o ejecutarlos.

Al final esta el comentario oficial del gobierno yanqui sobre estos "virus". (tomado de http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html)


*** Por favor, no difundais falsas advertencias sobre virus. *** Si enviasteis la alerta a alguien, por favor enviadle este mensaje.


There is a rumor circulating concerning the so-called "PENPAL GREETINGS" and "JOIN THE CREW" viruses. These "viruses" (as well as "GOOD TIMES" and many others) do not exist and are the hoax of some twisted being. If you get a warning in your mail, please disregard, and forward to the sender this message.

Below is an official US government release from the CIAC explaining the "viruses".

From: http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html


The PENPAL GREETINGS! Hoax shown below appears to be an attempt to kill an e-mail chain letter by claiming that it is a self starting Trojan that destroys your hard drive and then sends copies of itself to everyone whose address in in your mailbox. Reading an e-mail message does not run it nor does it run any attachments, so this Trojan must be self starting. Aside from the fact that a program cannot start itself, the Trojan would also have to know about every different kind of e-mail program to be able to forward copies of itself to other people. This warning is totally a hoax.


Join the Crew

Circulating the Internet is an email message entitled "Join the Crew". For a virus to spread, it must be executed. Reading a mail message does not execute the mail message. Trojans and viruses have been found as executable attachments to mail messages, but they must be extracted and executed to do any harm. CIAC still affirms that reading E-mail, using typical mail agents, can not activate malicious code delivered in or with the message.

If you receive an email message entitled "Join the Crew" and it has an attachment, CIAC recommends that you delete the message and the attachment. If you receive just the message, delete the message.


*** Please DO NOT circulate unvalidated virus alerts. *** If you sent the alert to somebody, please forward him this message.


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