VIRUSES...RE: Getting Started ( hello_wrorld_c trouble )

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Tue Nov 14 22:43:35 UTC 2000

David Kott wrote:
> I would like to interject a note of caution:  Often, spammers forge return
> addresses in their mailings.  This individual might not have anything to do
> with the email, indeed they are a victim if righteous RTEMS listers decide
> to invoke some "internet justice" and spam him back.
> See for a brief introduction into the
> world of spam.

I would also like to add that it is easy to be the unwitting recipient
of one of these.  I personally was just trying to stop it from spreading
any further.  Someone one the list (probably chao) was infected and
passed it along.  

It is easy to forget that this too could happen to you. :)

[Of course, those Win32 viruses don't impact those of use who
use non-windows platforms primarily. <grin>]
> -d

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