Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 11:48:03 -0400
Reply-To: Peter Flom <peter.flom@NDRI.ORG>
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From: Peter Flom <peter.flom@NDRI.ORG>
Subject: Fwd: Re: prior Virus alert a hoax.
One exception to this is if you discover an ACTUAL virus; one which is confirmed by one of the programs listed below, or which is listed at SARC or another site where experts keep track of viruses.
Other than that, I agree completely. It's much easier for someone to cause problems by posting a virus hoax than by posting a virus. Anyone who followed Daren's well-intentioned advice would have had problems (although, in this case, easily soluble ones).
Peter L. Flom, Ph.D.
Principal Research Associate
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
2 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10048
(212) 845-4698 (fax)
>>> Zeke Torres <sas_aholic@YAHOO.COM> 05/30/01 11:32AM >>>
leave the virus alerts to certified experts.
ie: MCaffe, Norton AV or other appropriate
Its obvious we all want to help each other but
that appears to be what the 'bad guys/gals'
counted on. The people that send out this stuff
INTEND for us to fall for this type of HOAX.
The best thing anyone can do is get an anti virus
software program, keep updating the security
files and advise others to do the same.
THATS IT. ITS THAT SIMPLE.
In our efforts to be 'sas friendly' we may have
actually hampered each other.