[Tutor] *virus* JS/KAK worm! This doesn't happen often?

David Porter jcm@bigskytel.com
Mon, 26 Jun 2000 17:58:19 -0600

* Daniel Yoo <dyoo@hkn.EECS.Berkeley.EDU>:
> On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, Steven Gilmore wrote:
> >  I  realize this has nothing to do with learning Python but... I just joined
> > tutor and  five or six messages later one of those worms, that have been
> > prevalent lately, is in my inbox!  Now I know it probably wasn't on purpose
> > but I wanted to know if this happens often on this list.  Luckily I have
> > been vigilant enough to have updated DAT files and the latest security fixes
> > or all of not-so-tech savvy friends would be getting a not so harmless
> > chain-letter.  Excuse me for ranting, I won't make a habit of it =)
> This is actually new to me --- I've rarely seen macro viruses on
> tutor@python.org.  I think this is an exceptional case, and should be
> treated as such.

In the last week I have recieved several viruses from mailing lists.
Literally, four other mailing lists, making this the fifth. This is the
first from tutor that I have seen though. The four other lists were all
Linux-specific, so you can imagine that they really get around.