'Beware : VIRUS ALERT !!! This is not a joke !'
Hello all PICer : here below is the message I got from my EMail security :
I translate the least you should understand :
Somebody tried to send you a virus via a joint file.
Subject was : "Bresenham's_Algorithm"
Virus is : virus or variant W32/Ska
I hope this could help and that you weren't all infested !
Do you realize how many people will delete this because of the subject alone?
Too many hoaxes have this EXACT same subject. Anyways, Happy99 is harmless,
it's not even a virus really, it backs up the winsock files!!! That's like a
robber breaking into a store, stealing stuff, and then locking the door when
he leaves <vbg> -- or replacing the stolen stuff.
In short, there's no need to get nervous about this virii.
Muchos Gracias (thanks)
In a message dated 5/17/99 12:22:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
CNES.FR writes: Jean-Yves.Seyler
> Hello all PICer : here below is the message I got from my EMail security :
> I translate the least you should understand :
> Somebody tried to send you a virus via a joint file.
> Subject was : "Bresenham's_Algorithm"
> Virus is : virus or variant W32/Ska
I wouldn't call anything that's self-replicating "harmless" exactly -
I think Jory & I have found it a PAIN, frankly. (Personally, as I run
WFW 3.11, it cannot burn me.) Each launch of the dang thing takes up
time & each "Is a virus warning on or off topic" war the piclist gets
into burns some more of my time, and Jory's, and I know one gent at
MIT.EDU that would probably froth at the mouth if you called this 'un
Technically it's a worm, from an Internet users' standpoint it's a
worm that preys on newer Internet users while using up bandwidth that
could be used for other purposes - Personally, though I cannot be
infested, I would rather have that 11k of bandwidth go to a new good
joke about how many PICListers it takes to understand my sense of humor,
or something <G>
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