Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #108
I know this is not the forum for this, but I want to protect this newsgroup.
READ THE FOLLOWING!!!!!!!!
>>>"Subject: FW: Extremely Destructive Virus (fwd)
>>> There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If
>>>you receive an email message with the subject line "Good Times", DO
>>>read the message, DELETE it immediately. Please read the messages
>>>below. Some miscreant is sending email under the title "Good Times"
>>>nationwide, if you get anything like this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE!
>>>has a virus that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it.
>>>Please be careful and forward this mail to anyone you care about.
>>> WARNING!!!!!!! INTERNET VIRUS
>>>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
>>>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
>>>means of detecting what is now known as the "Good Times" virus. It
>>>always travels to new computers the same way in a text email message
>>>with the subject line reading "Good Times". 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 "Good
>>>Times" 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
>>>"Good Times", delete it immediately! Do not read it" Rest assured
>>>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.
>>> Could you pass this along to your global mailing list as well?
>>> George H. Bowers
>>> Vice President for Information Systems University of Maryland Medical
>>> System 410-328-2579 (fax)410-328-0572 gbowers at umms_itg_ab.umd.edu"
Kind regards Justin