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Subject: Re: UKNM: this may be a false alarm, but....
From: Allie Symonds
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:35:55 GMT

Hi Dom,

Interesting point, (you are very right about the alert being the best method
of sending something quickly... a case in point)

Techie, an e-mail cannot send a virus per se. E-mail clients are all
different, and none (as far as I know) _open_ attachments automatically.

So, opening and reading the e-mail has no effect, running an executable on
the the other hand, could prove fatal.

I'm just checking Microsoft site now to check if they really did say what
this 'alert/virus' says. I'll let you know if anything suspicious occurs....

Allie Symonds
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dom <domattmsi [dot] co [dot] uk>
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com <uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com>
Date: 13 March 1998 12:52
Subject: Re: UKNM: this may be a false alarm, but....

>I would hate to hear of any disasters, so heres the forward...
>I am not sure even if the claims below are technically possible (call to
>techies!?) and apologies to anyone who this may offend - but better to be
>safe than sorry, eh?
>i just thought, wouldnt an alert such as this be a great way of
>a virus?
>>Subject: Fw: Virus notice . Be alert.
>>FYI,VIRUS WARNING !!!!!!If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY"
>>DO NOT open it.It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward
>>this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new, very
>>malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was
>>announced yesterday morning from Microsoft; please share it with
>>everyone that might access the internet. Once again, pass this along to
>>EVERYONE in our address book so that this may be stopped. Also, do not
>>open or even look at any mail that says "RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER"
>>This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render
>>them useless.
>>Immediately delete any mail items that say this. AOL has said that this
>>is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this
>>time. Please practice cautionary measures and forward this to all your
>>online friends = ASAP.

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