RE: [RML] Virus Warning (Kind of Spam)

Graeme Finsen (gfinsen at brs.schneider.com.au)
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 13:07:15 +1000

Microsoft Titanic 98.
Sinking a PC near you :-)

G

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Boyd [SMTP:andrew at pcug.org.au]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 11:13 AM
> To: 'rainbowfish at pcug.org.au'
> Subject: RE: [RML] Virus Warning (Kind of Spam)
>
>
>
> On Wed, 10 Jun 1998, Graeme Finsen wrote:
>
> > Hmmmmmm.
> > This is an old "joke" which has been circulating the net for about 9
> > years now. Before then it was common on mail boards etc. etc. It
> is
> > very hard for a "mail" file to self execute especially to execute
> > reformating your hard drive or deleting files. And Microsoft
> doesn't
> > issue warnings like this one. And in all honesty I've never
> actually
> > seen a mail called "Win a Holiday !!". But then again, there is
> always
> > a first time :-).
>
> Well, folks, the good news ;) is that under Win98 it will be possible
> to
> download a system-killing virus in email - or so it is said - details
> in
> various net.magazines around the place.
>
> Graeme is right, these "killer email virus" memes have been around a
> long
> time, without any actual occurences to support them. This may be
> about to
> change, it may not.
>
> Cheers, Andrew