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[at-l] Virus...



Actually, a friend forwarded this to me.  I've heard that a lot of these
things are phony, and just somebody's practical joke, but I like y'all too
much not to pass this on.  If it's fake, GREAT!  If not, well, we'll all have
had some warning.  ---Kristin 

******FORWARDED MESSAGE*******
<<I received the following message today from a Texas State Agency and am
passing it on to everyone in my address book:

"DANGER -- DANGER -- DANGER

This is a warning for all internet users.  There is a dangerous virus
propogating across the internet through an e-mail message entitled
"PENPAL
GREETINGS!"

If you receive mail entitled PENPAL GREETINGS!! ... DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY
WITHOUT READING IT!  See the explanation below.  If you have questions or
concerns, please contact SAF-IA  Info. Office at (512) 697-5059.

AGAIN -- DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY MESSGE ENTITLED "PENPAL GREETINGS!"

The message appears to be a friendly letter asking if you are interested
in a
penpal, but by the time you read it, the "Trojan Horse" virus will have
already infected the boot sector of your hard drive, destroying all of
the
data present.  It is a self-replicating virus, and once the message is
read,
it will AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone whose e-mail address is
present in YOUR mailbox!

The virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to
DESTROY
the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your inbox, and whose mail in
is
their inbox, and so on.  If this virus remains unchecked, it has the
potential to do a great deal of DAMAGE to computer networks worldwide!

Please pass this message along to all of your friends and relatives, and
the
other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are on so
they
will not be hurt by this virus!"

Again, I received this message today from a State Agency and am passing
it on
to persons listed in my address book.>>
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