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Some Virus warning are hoaxes

Question asked by VRFuser on Dec 9, 1996
from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD
      gvg@lvld.hp.com / 970-679-3030 / FAX 970-679-5971
to:   VRf
date: Monday, 09 December 1996 1705 MST

> I don't remember for sure about the "good times" virus.  BUT the zip300
> virus is a definite HOAX.  This is according to the U.S. Dept of Energy.
>  They have a web page you can look at.  I'm sorry, I don't remember the
> address right now.  I'll forward it on if I can find it.
>
> Dave Andersen

It is indeed a hoax, according to materials passed on to me by a lab person.

Now I cannot get too sanctimonious about this -- since I was guilty of passing
around the "cleaning the Internet" hoax some time back (which in my own
defense I thought was too silly for anyone to believe, and to which I got
some thoroughly deserved flames anyway) -- but I suggest it would be best to
let this DIE without further comment ... before I get another rash of folks
asking to sign off the VRf. 

This is not an appropriate use of this service.

While I'm wasting bandwidth, though, I did write a nice short survey of the
Global Positioning System this last month that has been getting good press
from those who have seen it ... if anyone's interested, drop me a line and
I'll email you a copy.

[<>] regards -- gvg

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