nasty virus hoax?

To: Peter Waanders <>
Subject: nasty virus hoax?
From: andrew stafford <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 18:42:30 -0700 (PDT)
Hi again all

I've already been alerted by a couple of people that
virus alerts such as that I posted earlier (especially
when our attention is drawn to them by Microsoft - a
model of corporate citizenship if ever there was one)
are very often hoaxes.

I guess I'm not savvy enough to know a hoax when I
trip over it, but thanks to the sceptics for pointing
that out. In the meantime, I thought in my naive and
stupid way (sorry Warnie) it better published on
birding-aus than not. I can think of a few folks on
this listserver who would be liable to download a frog



--- Peter Waanders <> wrote: >
Hi Andrew,
> Messages alerting to viruses usually have at least a
> link to a site where
> you can check the latest virus releases.
> The tone of this message suggests it's just a hoax.
> There are numerous similar messages circulating,
> only the name of the virus
> is different.
> When you receive this sort of stuff, take it with a
> grain of salt, and be
> careful forwarding on this sort of stuff especially
> to birding-aus where
> it's happened that many times before and every time
> it turns out to be a
> hoax.
> :-)
> Cheers
> Peter Waanders

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