!!!Don't read about new WWW!!!

!!!Don't read about new WWW!!!

Post by John Lacombe » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00



I locked up pulling up this post.  Careful!
 
 
 

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Post by Andy Mill » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

> I locked up pulling up this post.  Careful!

Which post? Which URL?

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Regards,


 
 
 

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Post by Clark Coop » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

> I locked up pulling up this post.  Careful!

Are you referring to the post about the new Rock Island Web page?
I didn't have any problems with it.
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                IMU Information Systems, The University of Iowa
 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Topp » Mon, 04 Dec 1995 04:00:00


John Lacombe II reshaped the electrons to say:
: I locked up pulling up this post.  Careful!

Which post about "new WWW"?  There have been several.
Whatever the problem was, it was with your newsreader,
not the article.

--

Railroads, Ships and Aircraft Homepage, Tom Clancy FAQ Archive
"I am Pentium of Borg. Arithmetic is irrelevant. Prepare to be approximated."

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Tenne » Mon, 04 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>I locked up pulling up this post.  Careful!

Although it is very good practice to be cautious about viruses, it is
not possible to send a "live" virus as an email message or usenet
post.  It's strictly a text-format medium. Your lock up was cause by
something else.

A binary (executable) file has to be turned into a text file
(uuencoded) before it can be sent. Then you have to uncode it before
it can run. A virus lurking in an executable program (binary file)
cannot execute from text format - it has to be decoded.

Since viruses can be put into executable programs, downloading and
then using posts that contain uuencoded executable binary files is
risky. It is VERY foolish unless done from commercial sites that do
not allow anonymous uploading of files to that site.. Non-executable
binary files (pictures) are still safe. Never unencode and run an
executable program emailed to you - unless you know the person and
know they sent it.

Mike Tennent
WebRunner Running Page -- Southeast USA Race Calendar
200+ listings. Advertise your race. FTP Race Apps, FAQ
http://www.webrunner.com/webrun/running/running.html

 
 
 

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Post by Georg » Tue, 05 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Once again, Andrew reshaped the electrons to say... huh?
 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Topp » Tue, 05 Dec 1995 04:00:00


George reshaped the electrons to say:
: Once again, Andrew reshaped the electrons to say... huh?

Ummm...yeah...whatever.  Are you trying to imply that my post
was unclear?  I'll try again.

1) Which "New WWW" post shouldn't we read?  There have been
 several recently.

2) Whatever caused someone's computer to lock up, it wasn't
 the "New WWW" post.  There's no way a text post can cause
 a computer to lock up.

--

Railroads, Ships and Aircraft Homepage, Tom Clancy FAQ Archive
"I am Pentium of Borg. Arithmetic is irrelevant. Prepare to be approximated."

 
 
 

!!!Don't read about new WWW!!!

Post by i.. » Fri, 08 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>>I locked up pulling up this post.  Careful!

>Although it is very good practice to be cautious about viruses, it is
>not possible to send a "live" virus as an email message or usenet
>post.  It's strictly a text-format medium. Your lock up was cause by
>something else.

Unfortunately I must disagree as a new virus has been circulating ( not affected)
in the form of a 'Word' data file which will gradually "chew up" all your 'Word
for Windows or Mac' files.  [It appears to be the first type to affect more than one
type of OS.]  

Although this really did not belong here I did not wish to see anyone going about
just willy-nilly without using virus protection.  (refer to recent Byte - Pournelle.)

Again apologies, for more discussion refer to another newsgroup.

Ilpo Lehto

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Tenne » Fri, 08 Dec 1995 04:00:00


No apologies needed if it's useful. I haven't seen any discussion of
this new virus in the usual places. Any specific references you can
offer? Not that I doubt you, but there are many fake virus alarms
spread routinely on the net.

Mike Tennent

Quote:

>Unfortunately I must disagree as a new virus has been circulating ( not affected)
>in the form of a 'Word' data file which will gradually "chew up" all your 'Word
>for Windows or Mac' files.  [It appears to be the first type to affect more than one
>type of OS.]  

>Although this really did not belong here I did not wish to see anyone going about
>just willy-nilly without using virus protection.  (refer to recent Byte - Pournelle.)

>Again apologies, for more discussion refer to another newsgroup.

WebRunner Running Page -- Southeast USA Race Calendar
200+ listings. Advertise your race. FTP Race Apps, FAQ
http://www.webrunner.com/webrun/running/running.html
 
 
 

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Post by Alex Schneid » Sat, 09 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Which WWW site are you talking about?