To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: Email messages with attached viruses
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 01 00:04:44 -0500
>I have been receiving an unusual amount of email messages over the last
>week or two that have attachments which Microsoft Outlook identifies as
>potentially harmful viruses.
Check the Symantec site. There are a couple of viruses floating around
which send messages to addresses in mail address books. Sircam is a worm
which sends out junk e-mails, among other unpleasantness.
Arguably, I suppose this isn't Microsoft's fault but I suspect that all
the money being spent cleaning up after the macro viruses compares
favorably with Bill Gate's net worth, and I'm wondering why no one has
ever gone after Microsoft to recover some of it. A curious irony is that
rarely do any of these affect Macs. If this is a result of low market
share, thank God for it.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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