All of us have received reports from friends and colleagues of this or that Virus, Worm, Trojan Horse, or other form of malicious programming. Sometimes they are real, sometimes they are a hoax.
An example of a hoax is the e-mail message that reports that a Bill has been introduced by the Telephone Companies to allow them to charge a tax on every e-mail you send, or receive.
Another example of a hoax is that the Budweiser Frog screen saver has a Virus, Trojan Horse, or other form of malicious programming contained within it.
Before you pass the warning to someone else, check it out. Make sure it is a true report of a virus and not a hoax.
Below you will find links to two of the Web sites that can help you do this.
And please, if you are on the Web, for any reason, invest in Virus Protection. DO NOT think because all you ever do is send and receive e-mail that you are safe. A good portion of the new Viruses, Trojan Horses, Worms and other malicious programming is being transmitted via e-mail. It can be imbeded in a picture, a document or PDF file. Project yourself and your friends. Don't let your system become infected and then unknowingly pass it on to others.
Please, for the sake of your fellow Alumni, be a responsible Web/E-mail user.