On Fri, Jun 11, 1999 at 04:08:42PM +0200, Mulvihill, Dara wrote:
>> has anyone heard of this ???
1. CERT have an advisory out.
2. Windows only, of course. Sorry to pollute ILUG with a followup; I
shall say this only once.
3. Please don't legitimise the "Good Times" family of hoax viruses by
passing around panicked virus warnings. Even the 0.1% that are real
(it was 0.00% until Melissa appeared) are of little use compared to
a proper advisory and good internet practice. So it's called
zipped_files.exe today? Big deal - it'll be something else one Monday.
4. If you must send out warnings like that, how about "Don't run files
ending in .EXE unless you have to to do your job, and only then if you
*know* you've got this week's data file installed in your virus checker."
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