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Re: FW: new email virus

Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 10:02:53AM -0400, Alex Goldman wrote:
> > HONG KONG (AP) -- A computer virus spread by e-mail messages titled
> > ``ILOVEYOU'' infected Asian and European computers today, apparently hitting
> > public relations firms and investment banks in Asia particularly hard.
> Could anyone please tell me why this is posted here except for amusement of
> course? ILOVEYOU is a Visual Basic worm, so we do not look vulnerable. :-)

No, GNU/Linux users aren't vulnerable. *But*, many GNU/Linux users are
running servers, especially e-mail servers, that are quite likely to
be serving mail to Windows users, and those same GNU/Linux users are
the ones who have to field the irate tech support calls and try to
figure out why their mail server is going into deep thrash mode. It's
a heads up.

Jakob 'sparky' Kaivo - jkaivo@ndn.net - http://jakob.kaivo.net/

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