This is absolutely ridiculous. Several things in the message should
prove it to anybody who has ANY common sense. For one thing, no program
is able to capture your CCard number if you never had one :)), or have
never stored it on that computer, it can't find out about your place of
residence, if you have never given it to your SysOp and never stored it
on the computer. Nothing can break into a "hole in the WWW", the only
way it could break into the computer is through an HTTP server security
flaw, but it is highly unlikely that there is a universal flaw that is
present in all existing HTTP servers. I really don't have time to
enumerate everything that is ridiculous, so think about it yourself. If
you believe it, then your computer will be infected with a virus. If
that happens, unsubscribe from this list, switch the computer of and
pour some Martini into the computer to cool it down and feed the floppy
disk with panadol as soon as possible.
( This was a joke, for all the serious smartiepants... )
Rabbi Haim Cassorla wrote:
> I received this disturbing piece of email, and was wondering if anyone else on the list has gotten one. I am not worried since I have no personal, private or sensitive info on my server, (or network).
> From: Rabbi[SMTP:rabbi @
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 1997 9:38 PM
> To: rabbi @
> Subject: security breached by Naughty Robot
> This message was sent to you by Naughty Robot, an internet spider that
> crawls into your server through a tiny hole is the World Wide Web.
> Naughty Robert exploits a security bug in HTTP and has visited your host
> system to collect personal, private, and sensitive information.
> It has captured your E-mail, and physical addresses, as well as your phone
> credit card numbers. To protect yourself against the misuse of this
> information, do
> the following:
> 1.Alert your SysOp
> 2.Contact your local police
> 3.Disconnect your telephone, and
> 4. Report your credit cards as lost
> ACT AT ONCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Remember: only YOU can prevent DATA
> This has been a public service announcement from the makers of Naughty
> Robert --
> Car Jacking its way onto the Super-Highway.