[GRRN] E-mail macro virus alert

Roger M. Guttentag (rgutten@concentric.net)
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 10:06:43 -0500

Dear list members:

The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers have
been running articles about a fast propogating virus whose primary route
of infection appears to be through Microsoft e-mail and word application
software. There is a complete discussion of this virus, named Melissa,
at a Carnegie-Mellon computer web site whose URL is:


Apparently the virus is fairly easy to defeat once you know about it. As
usual, the best defense is not to open any e-mail attachment unless you
are able to scan it with anti-virus software that has been updated with
the latest virus definition files. Better yet, when in doubt - simply


Roger M. Guttentag


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