LINGUIST List 6.809

Tue 13 Jun 1995

FYI: URLS for Functions of Lg and Contragram, Virus alert

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  1. Dirk Noel, Functions of Language WWW home page
  2. Dirk Noel, 2nd issue CONTRAGRAM on WWW
  3. Cherilyn Young, Re: A *REAL* VIRUS ALERT (fwd)

Message 1: Functions of Language WWW home page

Date: Fri, 9 Jun 95 20:05:12 METFunctions of Language WWW home page
From: Dirk Noel <noelruca.ua.ac.be>
Subject: Functions of Language WWW home page

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The journal devoted to functional approaches to language, *Functions of
Language*, now has its own 3W home page. The URL is:

http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~dnoel/folhome.html

There you will find links to the journal's statement of purpose, some notes
for contributors, its style sheet, and the tables of contents of past and
forthcoming issues.

Do have a look!

Dirk NOEL
CONTRAGRAM
Dept. of English
University of Gent
Rozier 44
B-9000 Gent
BELGIUM

Phone: +32 9 264 3789
Fax: +32 9 264 4179
E-mail: dirk.noelrug.ac.be
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Message 2: 2nd issue CONTRAGRAM on WWW

Date: Fri, 9 Jun 95 15:53:04 MET2nd issue CONTRAGRAM on WWW
From: Dirk Noel <noelruca.ua.ac.be>
Subject: 2nd issue CONTRAGRAM on WWW

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A hypertext version of the second issue of CONTRAGRAM, the quarterly
newsletter of the University of Gent's Contrastive Grammar Research Group,
is now available on the Web. It can be accessed through the URL

http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~dnoel/index.html

)From the table of contents:

Corpus research and the patterns of (French) *pretendre*
Bilingual dictionaries and corpus research
Frequency data from corpus research: the case of (Dutch) *beslissen*

Comments welcome!

Dirk NOEL
CONTRAGRAM
Dept. of English
University of Gent
Rozier 44
B-9000 Gent
BELGIUM

E-mail: dirk.noelrug.ac.be
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Message 3: Re: A *REAL* VIRUS ALERT (fwd)

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 17:30:45 -Re: A *REAL* VIRUS ALERT (fwd)
From: Cherilyn Young <cherilynccwf.cc.utexas.edu>
Subject: Re: A *REAL* VIRUS ALERT (fwd)


FYI about what looks like the real thing this time.

Cherilyn :)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date Tue, 6 Jun 1995 09:43:50 -0400
>From NOTES.WMYERA50VM1.TRG.NYNEX.COM
To: revwarUNH.EDU
Subject Re: A *REAL* VIRUS ALERT

What is PKZIP ?
PKZIP is the most common way of compressing computer files so they take up less
room on a hard disk or less time to transmit over a data communications link.
Many people have, and use, this family of shareware products. PKWare's current
legitimate version of PKZIP is 2.04g. This, and earlier versions may be assumed
to be safe.

How is a Trojan Horse different than a Virus?
The bogus PKZIP products are files with pkz300 or pkz300b with either a .zip or
.exe suffix. Unlike a virus, these programs do not replicate themselves nor
"infect" anything. They do their damage to that one PC that runs the
Trojan-horsed bogus program. It cannot spread, unless a person gives out a copy
of the bogus program..

What happens if you use this bogus version of PKZIP ?
The unwary victim downloads the file from a BBS run by less than through
operators. If the victim runs the .exe form of the bogus program, it erases the
hard disk immediately. If the .zip form is downloaded and "unzipped", the PKZIP
& PKUNZIP.EXE programs will erase the hard disk when executed.

Special note to Notes/LAN Admins:
If a LAN-attached PC were to run this Trojan-horse type program, it would be
safe to assume all the LAN accessible files that can be deleted with the
privileges of the logged-on user, will be at risk.

Note: No anti-virus packages guard against Trojan Horses. Antivirus mechanisms
guard against the PC & the PC Operating System from being fooled. Trojan
Horses fool the PC user.

What you must do:
Inform all your technically astute PC users about this Trojan Horse, bogus
PKZIP version. Tell them to beware. Do not download or use ANY PKZIP type
programs from any BBS. Until this situation wanes, all PKZIP products brought
into a PC are suspect.

I have the honour and privilege to remain
Yr Humble Svt,

Walter H Myer, Major
Brigade Adjutant
Brigade of the American Revolution
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