Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #108

I know this is not the forum for this, but I want to protect this newsgroup. 


>>>"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