Potential Virus or System Message?
I got this weird message, when I left my email through Telnet/Pine
running when I left my house.
+ N 15 Apr 27 Dixie H. Brunson (2,892) Cialis Soft Tabs - Super Viagra
+ N 16 Apr 27 Garry Martin (2,769) Get it up again
+ N 17 Apr 27 Candy King (9,592) Info Package: Altoids Vending
+ N 18 Apr 28 Ariel N. McFadden (2,839) Remember the old days?
+ N 19 Apr 28 EyeQ (15,740) Increase reading speed& comprehension
Broadcast Message from root (???) on log3 Sun May 1 06:00:01...
? Help < FldrList P PrevMsg - PrevPage D Delete The
system will be shut down in 1 minute N NextMsg Spc NextPage U
Undelete F Forward
Broadcast Message from root (???) on log3 Sun May 1 06:00:32...
system will be shut down in 30 seconds
Broadcast Message from root (???) on log3 Sun May 1 06:00:52...
SYSTEM IS BEING SHUT DOWN NOW ! ! !
Log off now or risk your files being damaged
Connection closed by foreign host.
You have new mail in /var/mail/selam
Of course, nothing happened... at least I'm pretty sure (I'm a
relative newbie, therefore don't have a great understand of all things
Linux). Is this normal? should I be concerned? Is something in
my system that I should get rid of?
I'm currently running Testing on XFree86, on a pentium classic Aptiva
computer (from 1996). Any info I can get would be helpful.