It's in print, so it must be true...


Barry Shein (bzs%bu-cs.bu.edu@bu-it.BU.EDU)
Sat, 10 Sep 88 16:55:18 EDT


Howsabout all this Computer Virus stuff. I've been called by BU Public
Relations and other media folks in search of an interview from "an
expert" on computer viruses (not my dept.)

Now some guy claims to be selling "vaccines" for computer viruses and
Chicken Noodle News gets out their science editor to write it up as if
it were a medical story that goes alongside the latest AIDS reports.

The guy with the vaccine in a real serious tone tells about how
sometimes the disks get so infected the only thing to do is to throw
them away (no kidding!)

Is this a cargo cult or what?

If anyone has any seriously infected 300MB 5 1/4" drives please wrap
them carefully in plastic (wearing rubber gloves and scrubbing with
Betadine afterwards, to the elbows) and send them to me, I've decided
to open a hospice for them to find peace in their fate.

        -Barry Shein, ||Encore||



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