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

Graeme Finsen (gfinsen at brs.schneider.com.au)
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 13:08:46 +1000

Correct. Have an up to date Virus checker for macro, donkey and other
similar "piggy-back" viruses.
G

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chen Leong [SMTP:cleong at btr.com.au]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 11:21 AM
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: RE: [RML] Virus Warning (Kind of Spam)
>
> At 10:48 10/06/98 +1000, Graeme wrote:
>
> >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.
>
> From discussions I had with our computer programmers, it is possible
> to
> activate a virus by opening an attachment file in a message. Whether
> it is
> a joke or not, time will tell - and frankly I wouldn't want to be the
> first
> to test it.
>
> Regards,
>
> Chen