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Pebble
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      13-10-2005, 02:17 PM
URGENT send this to everyone you've ever known

Warning: There's a new virus on the loose that's worse than anything I've seen before! It gets in through the power line, riding on the powerline 60 Hz subcarrier. It works by changing the serial port pinouts, and by reversing the direction one's disks spin. Over 300,000 systems have been hit by it here in Murphy, West Dakota, alone! And that's just in the last 12 minutes.

It attacks DOS, Unix, TOPS-20, Apple-II, VMS, MVS, Multics, Mac, RSX-11, ITS, TRS-80, and VHS systems.

To prevent the spread of the worm:

1) Don't use the powerline.
2) Don't use batteries either, since there are rumours that this virus has invaded most major battery plants, and is infecting the positive poles of the batteries. (You might try hooking up just the negative pole.)

3) Don't upload or delete or download files.

4) Don't store files on floppy disks or hard disks.

5) Don't read messages. No, not even this one!

6) Don't use serial ports, toasters, modems, or phone lines.

7) Don't use keyboards, screens, electric toothbrushes, or printers.

8) Don't use switches, CPUs, memories, microprocessors, or mainframes.

9) Don't use electric lights, electric or gas heat, or airconditioning, running water, vibrators, writing, fire, clothing, or the wheel.

I'm sure if we are all careful to follow these 9 easy steps, this virus can be eradicated, and the precious electronic fluids of our computers can be kept pure.

 
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      13-10-2005, 07:26 PM
From: "Pebble" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| URGENT send this to everyone you've ever known
|
| Warning: There's a new virus on the loose that's worse than anything I've seen before! It
gets in
| through the power line, riding on the powerline 60 Hz subcarrier. It works by changing the
| serial port pinouts, and by reversing the direction one's disks spin. Over 300,000 systems
| have been hit by it here in Murphy, West Dakota, alone! And that's just in the last 12
| minutes.

< old hoax snipped >

That hoax is probably older than you are ! It was propogated in Nov. 1988 !
Who has a TRS-80 anymore ? ( aka; Trash 80 )

2400 Baud Modem Virus spoof
http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/cgi-bin/...&line=1105#mfs
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http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm


 
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Pebble
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      13-10-2005, 11:07 PM
Hi David,
Well, I doubt very much that it's older than me! I found it in the archives of one of the hoax links you sent and found it quite amusing. I was sending a link to a friend of mine to disprove a warning he sent to me (the old WTC survivor - "this will wipe your hard drive" etc.)
I know virus's are a very real threat, but why can't people recognise a hoax for what it is?
I like the Dr Strangelove line "the precious electronic fluids of our computers must be kept pure."


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Pebble in Boulder

> That hoax is probably older than you are ! It was propogated in Nov. 1988 !
> Who has a TRS-80 anymore ? ( aka; Trash 80 )
>
> 2400 Baud Modem Virus spoof
> http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/cgi-bin/...&line=1105#mfs
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>

 
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      13-10-2005, 11:43 PM
"Pebble" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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>
> Hi David,
> Well, I doubt very much that it's older than me! I found
> it in the archives of one of the hoax links you sent and
> found it quite amusing. I was sending a link to a friend of
> mine to disprove a warning he sent to me (the old WTC
> survivor - "this will wipe your hard drive" etc.) I know
> virus's are a very real threat, but why can't people
> recognise a hoax for what it is? I like the Dr Strangelove
> line "the precious electronic fluids of our computers must
> be kept pure."
>

Hi Pebble,

Perhaps you could send the "Gullibility Virus" warning to your
friend. Google it -- it's all over.

J
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      17-10-2005, 07:41 AM
On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 14:17:03 GMT, "Pebble" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>URGENT send this to everyone you've ever known
>
>Warning: There's a new virus on the loose that's worse than anything I've seen before!

$h!t snipped

10) don't breathe .. (ps ... long enough)
 
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