> * Watch out for the Good Times email message that will erase your disk when > you read it…
Erm, hate to dissapoint you but it’s not possible to send a virus through
e-mail. The virus can be attached to the mail but only as an attachment. It is
only activated when you run the executable program, just reading the message
doesn’t do this… Appart from that the so called Good Timmes e-mail is a hoax.
I’ve had it five times and read it each and every time just to see… It doesn’t
do a thing…
> > * Watch out for the Good Times email message that will erase your disk when > > you read it…
[snip] > Appart from that the so called Good Timmes e-mail is a hoax. I’ve had it five > times and read it each and every time just to see… It doesn’t do a thing…
Actually, it is a virus, but not a computer virus. A virus is a
self-replicating thing that requires a host, yesno? Well, if you look at the
bottom of the Good Times warning messages, you’ll find a little note that says
“Please pass this on to all your friends!” And guess what: people do. The result
is the danged message gets repeatedly spammed and shoved into your mailbox as it
replicates, clogging everything you own.
Trust me, I spent a day convincing the Department of Defense they didn’t need to
shut down the whole friggin computer network for this one warning they recieved.
Somewhere the Navy still has an affident with my signature saying “Good Times
does NOT erase your hard disk.”
Now, can we return to unicycling? <sigh>
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