(en,ca) Viruses, hoaxes, and chain letters

Stefan Merten (merten@dfki.uni-kl.de)
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 09:43:04 +0200

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Thanks to Jerry for the following.

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 20:16:44 +0200 (MET DST) From: Jerry on ECN <jerry@ecn.org> Subject: Re: (ca) Informaci=F3n sobre virus (RV) To: a-infos-d@tao.ca In-Reply-To: <343EC16A.42594E53@nodo50.ix.apc.org> Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.94.971014200717.29044C-100000@www.ecn.org>

On Sat, 11 Oct 1997, Lucha Autonoma wrote: Scusate il disturbo... NON ESISTONO VIRUS DI QUESTO TIPO. NON SPEDITE MAIL COME QUELLA CHE AVETE RICEVUTO IN GIRO PER LA RETE. L'UNICO VIRUS e' LA MAIL CHE VI AVVISA, INNOQUA MA NOIOSA, CHE VOI STESSI POI PROPAGATE E RIEMPIE CASELLE POSTALI DI MEZZO MONDO. IL VIRUS JOIN THE CREW, o DEYENDA, o PENPAL GREETINGS NON ESISTE. E' UNO SPAMMING E BASTA . FERMATEVI, NON RISPEDITE. These virus does not exist at all. It is simply a spamming made using the mail that alert of the virus, that spreads very quickly all around. No hablo espanol ma spero sia comprensibile .... Maggiori informazioni su: More information at: http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACChainLetters.html ... Jerry Cornelius postmaster & webmaster team member -------------------------------------------------------------------------- e-mail: jerry@ecn.org Isole Nella Rete webmaster@ecn.org inr@ecn.org postmaster@ecn.org http://www.ecn.org

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Indeed there are a number of such things like the warning of these virtual viruses are floating around. They are the real viruses and IMHO the only way fighting them is explaining people the nature of such posts.

In fact the web address Jerry gave is a very valuable one. These may be interesting, too:

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

If someone without any Web access wants this information, feel free to contact me, and I'll see what I can do (e.g. putting some pages from this site in a mail).

Mit li(e)bert"aren Gr"u"sen


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