jodi on Fri, 11 Apr 1997 11:41:42 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> ""G o o d T i m e s"

>> >Dear Friends,
>> >I just got this on my e-mail. Beware.
>> >--------------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>> >
>> >THE BASIC MESSAGE: Extremely Destructive VIRUS!!!
>> >If you receive an email message with the subject line
>> >
>> >
>> >""M S  G o  t o  d i e"
>> >
>> >
>> >DO NOT read the message,DELETE it immediately.
>> >
>> >Some miscreant is sending email under the title ""G o o d i e s  TM"
>> >nationwide,
>> >if
>> >you get anything like this, DON'T
>> >DOWN LOAD THE FILE! It Has a virus that rewrites your hard drive,
>> >obliterating anything on it.
>> >
>> >More detail, if you are interested:
>> >
>> >The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a matter of major
>> >importance to any regular user of the
>> >Internet. Apparently a new computer virus has been engineered by a user
>> >of
>> >AMERICA ON LINE that is
>> >unparalleled in its destructive capability. What makes this virus so
>> >terrifying, said the FCC, is the fact that no
>> >program needs to be exchanged for a new computer to be infected. It can
>> >be
>> >spread through the existing email
>> >systems of the Internet.
>> >
>> >Once a Computer is infected, one of several things can happen. If the
>> >computer contains a hard drive, that will
>> >most likely be destroyed. If the program is not stopped, the computer's
>> >processor will be placed in an
>> >nth-complexity infinite binary loop -which can severely damage the
>> >processor
>> >if left running that way too long.
>> >
>> >Luckily, there is one sure means of detecting what is now known as the
>> >
>> >""G D o o m  s i t e" virus.
>> >
>> >It always travels to new computers the same way in a text email message
>> >with the subjectline
>> >reading ""I t e m   G o o d s "
>> >
>> >Avoiding infection is easy once the file has been received simply by
>> >NOT reading it!
>> >The act of loading the file into the
>> >mail server's ASCII buffer causes the ""G o d e m o. s i t" mainline
>>program to
>> >initialize and execute.
>> >
>> >The program is highly intelligent- it will send copies of itself to
>> >everyone
>> >whose email address is contained in a
>> >receive-mail file or a sent-mail file, if it can find one. It will then
>> >proceed to trash the computer it is running on.
>> >
>> >The bottom line is: - if you receive a file with the subject line
>> >
>> >""D i m e s  T o  g o"
>> >
>> >delete it immediately! Do not read
>> >it" Rest assured that whoever's name was on the "From" line was surely
>> >struck by the virus. Warn your friends
>> >and local system users of this newest threat to the Internet! It could
>> >save
>> >them a lot of time and money.
>> >
>> >
>> >------------------------- End Original -------------------------
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >URL Attached: """

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