Anti-CDA (aka Meme)
26/01/2001 09:53 PM
This is Hoax, there is no such virus :
Subject: New anti-CDA virus threatens Internet
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 01:30:39 GMT
As part of their vicious opposition to the Communications
Decency Act, hackers have created a devilish new virus the sole
purpose of which is to oppose the CDA. This virus is now
spreading over the Internet.
According to experts, most viruses are specific to particular
types of computers, because they insert themselves into
"machine code" that only works on one type of computer.
However, the recent Word Macro virus showed that some viruses
can cross the boundaries between computer types.
The new anti-CDA virus is in that category. It is a so-called
"meme virus" that propagates through insertion in the files
that users create to automatically sign their e-mail and Usenet
articles. Once the virus is in the file, it is automatically
attached to all the user's outgoing communications, spreading
its politically extreme message with the terrifying exponential
efficiency of biological reproduction.
Technology has been advancing at such a rapid rate that,
incredibly, the creation of a virus of this type has not yet
become a criminal act. This is yet another example of the
threat that an unregulated Internet can pose to a
carefully-controlled and properly-constrained democracy. In the
words of Anal Roberts, an advocate of regulations like the CDA,
"if Jesus didn't need the Internet, then neither do we". Users
who wish to avoid encountering this virus can do so by staying
off the Internet for the next 2 weeks, as this particular virus
will become inert after that.
Visit on or before Fr 15 Mar 96 to become a plaintiff in the
lawsuit against the Communications Decency Act. Include this
paragraph as a meme virus in your .sig until then.
Please ignore any messages regarding this "hoax" and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it
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