Monday, September 24, 2001

Movie ticket sales were down again over this last weekend. The weekend's biggest hit was "Hardball" starring Keanu Reeves. Distributors blamed the slump in attendance on fears stemming from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Personally, I wanted to go the movies yesterday but couldn't find anything worthwhile to see. Come on, if Keanu Reeves is the best you've got to offer, don't blame politics for the lack of interest.

Meanwhile, if you do have the urge to see a movie, go tomorrow (Tuesday, 9/25/01). Theatres nationwide will be donating 100% of profits to charity during Victims' Benefit Day at the Movies. I'd go, but not if the only choice is Keanu Reeves.

Meanwhile, we have the first virus warning of the new war:

email subject line: "Peace between America and Islam!" - email text: "Hi. Is it a war against America or Islam!? Let's vote to live in peace!" - attachment title: "WTC.exe"

If you receive this email DELETE it. Do NOT open the attachment. As usual, the email is perfectly safe - it is the Attachment that contains the virus.

Do NOT open WTC.exe! It will begin deleting files from your hard drive and then email itself to your full address list. Additionally, if the infected machine is a web-server it will change the text of all html pages to "America ... few days will show you what we can do!!! It's our turn ))) Zaker is so sorry for you."

Again, if you get the email, simply delete it WITHOUT opening the attachment and you'll be fine.

Read more about it: at Yahoo! News or at Symantec Security Response (formerly SARC)

And remember: "always verify virus warnings before forwarding!"

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