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        kickboxer is full of shit  --or trolling.
        since when can a jpeg or gif file viewer execute anything
    --nothing starts automatically, in any operating system.
    that is expecting a jump call of some sort.  we haven't yet 
    fallen into the impending insecure abyss of MS objects.
        to have a piece of code embedded execute, a "start-up" 
    program would need to be previously passed to the target 
    machine which literally scanned all memory for the startup
    sequence in the foreign material --and translate it.
        on unix, the code would need to be sophisticated enough 
    to remove itself from the process table --even in sleep
        and, in any system, the startup sequence must be 
    readable, and therefore traceable by anti-virus routines.

        now that kickboxed has baited the hook for trolling, what
    new wet dream will we have for rebuttals?!?

On Sat, 31 Aug 1996, kickboxer wrote:

>         There is a new and VERY dangerous virus called the HAZ-MAT virus!
> it fucks up the sectors on your hd, and really messes up the partition
> tables.  It does this once a week, picking a random time to do it.  99.9% of
> virus scanners and other antivirus programs will not recognize it, for it is
> a totally new strain, using a never before seen code.... Be warned!  The
> HAZ-MAT virus usually resides in JPG, and GIF files... once the files are
> viewed, the virus takes effect.
> scan all images upon download!

you can fool all of the people some of the time,
  you can fool some of the people all the time,
    but you can not fool all the people all the time.

cc: Paul Penrod <[email protected]>