[CH] Administrivia: Virus Warnings posted to CH

Michael Bowers (bowers@elsie.ucdavis.edu)
Thu, 28 May 1998 14:19:59 PDT

Please remember that the Chile-Heads list is not the place for non-chile
related material, in particular, virus warnings.  

So, in hopes of heading this round of virus hoaxes off:

>FYI, the previous warning about a "WIN A HOLIDAY" virus is a hoax.  The
>following information was obtained from the CIAC advisory page: 
>Circulating the Internet is e-mail messages entitle "WIN A HOLIDAY". 
>These e-mail messages are a hoax and the false warning of a malicious e-mail 
>does not exist. There is currently no virus that has the characteristic 
>described in the message. The message is a variant of the "Join the 
>Crew" hoax and another variant called "JUST WIN A HOLIDAY". CIAC recommends 
>that you DO NOT pass the message to others. 
>If you want to check out the validity of any virus warning, look at the 
>following web page for more information:  
>This web page is compiled by Lawrence Livermore Natl. Laboratory, as 
>part of the Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC) under DOE.  It is 
>recommended that you do not chain-mail any "virus" warning without some 
>degree of verification that a real threat exists.


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