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DOCUMENT: phage #061 [Re: Disassembled virus?] (1 message, 503 bytes)
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From: comer (Douglas Comer)
To: phage
Date: Sat 19:29:47 05/11/1988 EST
Subject: Re: Disassembled virus?
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  >>	4. it was not supposed to get as far as it did, but it escaped and went wild
  >>	   because of bugs.

Sorry, but I have to disagree.  The code uses multiple methods of propagation
and is NOT built to work only on a local net.  There's simply NO WAY this was
intended as a local experiment that "got out" -- the thing was built to go
for the Internet.  Let's not deceive ourselves.  The amount of time and
energy expended putting out this fire makes dropping the match a serious
crime.

Doug

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