Re: Satellites and Your Privacy

Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:13:35 +0100 (MET)

Hello James, and the others,

> I was dismayed, disappointed and deeply upset to see and read in my
> mail:
> Subject: Re: Satellites and Your Privacy
> Resent-Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 23:51:39 -0800 (PST)
> From: BEHREND Raoul <>
> ********** Is it a new virus in this 96K file !? *************
> This same was attached to a reply from another list
> group in yesterdays mail as Boss exe. and now I see I have another
> coming from the same list group under another subject
> name with attachment encoded Panther exec.. If this sheds any light on
> the matter I would greatly appreciate your help.
> Regards

Well, I prefer not to run programs and documents using macros (like m$'s
word-excel) that are distributed on newsgroups, because it's one of the best
ways to propagate viruses. (you remember, happy99, melissa, tristate, isn't it

So I asked the newsgroup what kind of document it is ? In a general manner,
don't open binaries from unchecked sources ! And the text and html contents of
the message is of no interrest for the newsgroup. It's a sign which demand to
be very careful !

Of course, this warning *does not* imply that the attachment is a virus. But I
have no way to check if it is or not.

Have a nice day, Raoul


Observatoire de Genève
Raoul Behrend
CH-1290 Sauverny / Suisse


"Herbe à Nicot? Herbe à nigaud!"

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