From: 'Brian Scanlan' (singer at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Thu 04 May 2000 - 15:46:27 IST
On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 02:42:40PM +0100, Fergal Moran wrote:
> Pardon my French - but bollocks. This virus is a big one - and the majority
> of lists that I am on have got a warning from someone or other - and I for
> one appreciate the warnings.
It's a big one _for Windows users who use Outlook_. Nothing to do with Linux
In my abode of work, we subscribe to useful Windows virii mailing lists. We
got warnings about the virus earlier today. Is this beyond some folk?
We've got one NT workstation and one NT workstation remotely accessable on our
network. Nothing mission critical or anything.
Whatever sysadmin relys on a off-topic posting to an internet mailing list
deserves to be virused. ;)
Who here has never received a mythical virus warning? An utterly inaccurate
one, spread by vaguely well meaning though clueless induhviduals? Mailing
"useful" virus warnings like this to every mailing list you can think of
creates a culture where people think they're supposed to forward any virus
warning, illegitimate or not, to everybody they know and their mailing lists.
If you are actually concerned with viruses, there's plenty of authoritive
warning mailing lists out there.
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