There is *NO* Good Times virus

Michael Sattler (msattler@jungle.com)
Mon, 22 Jan 1996 20:09:15 -0800


>The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a
>matter of major importance to any regular user of the
>Internet.

Did you know that the word "gullible" isn't found in any dictionary?

>From <http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/notes/Notes06.shtml#Spamming>

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Spamming is not the only communication problem encountered on the Internet.
Several "urban legends" have made considerable waves in the electronic
community. The most recent example is the "Good Times Virus" hoax. A few
students sent out a few messages warning of dangerous email messages
containing viruses in their body. These mail messages would supposedly have
a subject of "Good Times". The hoax took on a life of its own, as concerned
system administrators forwarded the warning to all their users. The result
was wasted time and resources, and angry Internet users.
--- snip ---

Once you've read the definitive CIAC note (above URL) I suggest you read
the following

<http://www.crew.umich.edu/~chymes/newusers/Think.html>
<http://www.abm.si/~dalibor/alert.html>

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