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  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] VIRUSES
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 13:01:07 -0700

First: Iris-Photos does not have a requirement Subject Tags (only 

Next: The list is for the exchange of photographs. Discussions about 
iris subjects should be carried on at iris@hort.net. I realize that 
this is sometimes unrealistic and tend to be patient with short 
discussions. However, discussions about viruses are not welcome and 
posters of said messages will be gently admonished by me the first 
time. After that I can't guarantee gentleness...  <grin>

There are plenty of other forums that one can access and get 
information about viruses. I repeat a previous comment: If you get a 
virus from the list it is too late to warn others, they already have 
received the same message.


On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:06 AM, Patrick Orr wrote:

> I would like to see a subject tag VIR to be added for Virus Messages 
> being posted to Iris-Talk/Iris-Photos. Obviously, these messages are 
> important to some people.  With a subject tag, they can be filtered.
> I feel the virus alerts on iris-talk have value in the fact that they 
> alert us when things do show up, they gently remind us to update our 
> virus definitions if we have been procrastinating, and they confirm 
> that we are not the only ones who get them.
> New viruses are created every day, and occasionally, I have been 
> victim of a virus that was so new neither Norton or McAffee knew about 
> it.  This happened just a while ago with a Bagel virus that really 
> played havoc on my system.  I got the virus a couple of days before 
> McAfee and Norton had a solution for it. 
> (This is one of the main reasons I detest chain letters, or anything 
> that is FW:fw:fw:fw, etc.  Chain letters and the like are a hackers 
> best method for distributing a newly created virus that your Antivirus 
> software doesn't know about yet.)
> It has been made quite clear in the past that everyone should have the 
> most recent, current, and updated virus program possible, but the 
> reality of the situation is that not everyone is as technically 
> minded, nor does everyone wish to have their computer set to automatic 
> for updates. 
> In addition to that, it has been reported recently, that some 
> (granted, very rare instances) viruses, worms, and/or trojans have 
> been getting through some antivirus programs, even when they are 
> completely updated and aware of them. Hackers are getting more 
> creative with their viruses every day.
> Respectfully submitted as something to consider,
> Patrick Orr
> Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9
> John Jones wrote:
> >If you have questions or concerns email me privately, but please do 
> not post messages to the list alerting >people to a virused message. 
> If they don't have a virus checker, it is too late because they 
> already received >the infected message.
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