ANST-Announce - Anti-virus informational message...
pug at pug.net
Fri Jan 5 18:40:51 PST 2001
The information below is good advice and please remember it before
taking *any* action.
Right now there is a very rampant virus within the SCA community that
many will know as the Snow White Virus. Everyone please take action
by installing and using anti-virus software.
First, don't believe every virus warning you receive. Many of them are
false but are in a format or with false creditionals that leads most
people to believe them. If you get one, please check the sites below
to see if it is valid. Many of these you will find verbatim as being
a hoax that is either new or been around many years.
Second, if you get an attachment from someone that you are not
suspecting, do not open it. Verify what the person sent you was meant
for you and what the content is.
Third, ensure that your Anti-Virus software is always current. I
actually have mine download updates daily due to the rapid discovery
of new viruses right now.
Finally, if you are in doubt, please feel free to contact me via email
at pug at pug.net before forwarding any information on. In general I will
know about many items such as this before others due to some mailing
lists that I monitor.
This message, or a modified version of it, will be posted through the
Announce list on a quarterly basis. Those list administrators who wish
to include it on their lists not included in this regular posting are
Government and security organizations:
Third party informational sites:
A good "how-to" for safe email practices:
I hope this information has been useful to you and you will use it
If you know of sites that should be added to this list, please let me
know and I will include them.
Phelim "Pug" Gervase | "I want to be called. COTTONTIPS. There is something
Bryn Gwlad - Ansteorra | graceful about that lady. A young woman bursting with
Dark Horde Moritu | vigor. She blinked at the sudden light. She writes
pug at pug.net | beautiful poems. When ever shall we meet again?"
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