Subject: Re: Not detecting all the memory in my machine
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/24/2000 14:59:45
In message <>, Wolfgang Rupprecht writes:
> (Andrew Gillham) writes:
>> The scariest thing of all is the rumor that RMS was going to incorporate
>> the ILOVEYOU virus into the GPL v3.
>I can see it now, the ILOVEGNU virus.  It ftp's the debian
>distribution and installs it right before your eyes.
>If this were a real evolutionary system, DOS would be wiped out
>rapidly by BSD and linux retro-viruses.  (retro-virus: a virus that
>modifies the host's DNA.  They're nasty little buggers.)

A few months ago, there was a note circulating on the Tuxissa virus, 
but it's probably politically incorrect to mention its payload on a 
NetBSD mailing list...

		--Steve Bellovin