Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Virus woes
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 07:46:41 +0200
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Also note that there are is a hoax going around--I received 3-4 messages from concerned friends who just forward it around. See:

In general, if someone warns me about a virus that is not detected by McAfee or the other major anti-virus vendors, I assume that it is a hoax.


Brian Reid wrote:

> 1. No viruses are passed by the LUG. Why else do you think we have the rule that only plain-text mail is permitted?
> 2. Most viruses, including the Klez32.H@mm, infect only Windows systems.  However, I get 100 copies of it a day sent to my Mac, which certainly affects me. The sense in which Macs are not spared is that a Windows-only virus sends copies of itself willy-nilly to everyplace it can find, without knowing whether the other end is vulnerable.
> 3. If any member of the LUG has been infected with this virus, his computer will send copies of the virus to everyone with a message in his mailbox. If you have sent to the LUG, you will probably geet a blast of Klez.
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