Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 20:21:04 -0400 From: Benjamin Barrett Subject: Fwd: VIRUS ALERT!!! >Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 05:47:54 -0700 >From: Frederick Harriman >Sender: HONYAKU List >To: Multiple recipients of list HONYAKU >Subject: VIRUS ALERT!!! > >I received this from an aqcuaintance that works at NETSCAPE. Watch out! > >* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * > >Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 23:45:19 -0800 Subject: Beware of Virus >Subject: VIRUSES -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY Date: Mon, 09 Oct 95 >22:17:03 -0600 > >From: Robert Kaplan >There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If you >receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT read >the message, DELETE it immediately. Please read the messages below. >Some miscreant is sending e-mail under the title "good times" nation-wide. >If you get anything like this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE! It has a virus >that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it. Please >becareful and forward this mail to anyone you care about--I have. > >WARNING!!!!!!!!!: INTERNET VIRUS >The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a matter of major >importance to any regular user of the InterNet. Apparently, a new computer >virus has been engineered by a user of America Online that is unparalleled >in its destructive capability. Other, more well-known viruses such as >Stoned, Airwolf, and Michaelangelo pale in comparison to the prospects of >this newest creation by a warped mentality. What makes this virus so >terrifying, said the FCC, is the fact that no program needs to be >eeexchangedfor a new computer to be infected. It can be spread through the >existing e-mail systems of the InterNet. Once a computer is infected, one >of ssseveralthings can happen. If the computer contains a hard drive, that >will most likely be destroyed. If the program is not stopped, the >computer's processor will be placed in an nth-complexity infinite binary >loop - which can severely damage the processor if left running that way too >long. Unfortunately, most novice computer users will not realize what is >happening until it is far too late. Luckily, there is one sure means of >detecting what is now known as the "Good Times" virus. It always travels >tttonew computers the same way in a text e-mail message with the subject >line reading simply "Good Times". Avoiding infection is easy once the file >has been received - not reading it. The act of loading the file into the >mail server's ASCII buffer causes the "Good Times" mainline program to >initialize and execute. The program is highly intelligent - it will send >copies of itself to everyone whose e-mail address is contained in a >received-mail file or a sent- mail file, if it can find one. It will then >proceed to trash the computer it is running on. The bottom line here is - >if you receive a file with the subject line "Good Times", delete it >immediately! Do not read it! Rest assured that whoever's name was on >the"From:" line was surely struck by the virus. Warn your friends and local >system users of this newest threat to the InterNet! It could save them a >lot of time and money. >=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- >Pete Johnson e-mail: petej[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- >============================================================= >Daniel F. Twum email: kudjo[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >=============================================================