OT: 'Melissa' Virus

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_pechter.dyndns.org>
Date: Sun Mar 28 22:39:56 1999

> >The problem in a nutshell, don't open any messages in a Microsoft E-Mail
> >program with the following title "Important Message From: {persons name}".
> The solution in a nutshell... run Linux, or some other more reasonable
> OS...
> Megan Gentry
> Former RT-11 Developer

Actually the problem (melissa) is a Microsoft Macro Virus.

So, if you don't have any Microsoft products containing their Word Basic
Macro language you may not have any problem (no matter how bad a joke
their OS is).

The problem stems from a Macro language that can grab full control of your

If my mail program on Unix could run SUID perl scrips out of the box
it would be just as bad.

      Three things never anger: First, the one who runs your DEC,
      The one who does Field Service and the one who signs your check.
Received on Sun Mar 28 1999 - 22:39:56 BST

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