> They are safe reading mail, as long as it is their own. :) Please post this
> somewhere in the office and save about 100 duplicate questions.
well, not totally.. it does depend on the mailer, and the system..
> This whole good times thing was started by someone on (If I remember correctly)
> AOL. It started many copy-cat messages, and for a few days, there were
> many, many people, and a lot of businesses that were afraid to receive mail...
> Text does not hurt.. unless it is done with really heavy letters and you
> drop one on your foot.
What about all those fun loving PC's that have ansi.sys? What about ansi
bombs? It is VERY possibly to do things like remap every key to do something
say like echo y | format c:^M^J This will effectivly wipe the disk..
Now, this means that you do have to have ANSI.SYS running, but what about
a mailer that auto extracts and runs a file.. If one did exist (I have yet
to see one set up that way) then it would be possible to put a proggie in
that would blow up the system..
or even echo <some debug commands to create a file> | debug^M^J<exec prog>^M^J
That would create a program and blow up the system.. Why with 5 little
bytes you could make the machine reboot (jmp ffff:0000).. now I have only
seen references to good times towards PC's, and suspect that only PC's
would be vunerable to these types of attacks, but, it is highly unlikely
that anyone would do it.. I mean its more fun to just write a report
saying that something is out there, and watch how many people look :)