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Re: VIRUS Alert for the LIST


  • Subject: Re: VIRUS Alert for the LIST
  • From: John Hall <jhall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 09:32:22 -0500

fixed

"L. S. Russell" wrote:

> What we have been talking about so far are viruses which attack PC extensions
> such as mapped network drives. 

Um, maybe I have left out too many details (and that is a good thing)
but I have never been talking about mapped drives or network drives at
all.  That would really be a windows virus.  The point of my initial
posting was that it is possible to write a virus strictly designed to
attack the AS400.  What I am talking about would have the replication
and propagation you are talking about in an AS400 environment.  And yes
I agree that deleting files on the mapped drives would not be much of a
challenge to a virus writer.  Now disabling an AS400 .... 

While the PC would be a good carrier for this virus it would by no means
be the only one.

John Hall
Home Sales Co.
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