[funsec] Merry CHRISTMA EXEC to you....

Hank Nussbacher hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Sun Dec 25 01:24:12 CST 2005


At 06:17 PM 24-12-05 -0500, Jeff Kell wrote:
>Andrew Haninger wrote:
> > On 12/24/05, Fergie <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
> >
> >>  http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/#00000750
> >>
> > Can you (or someone else) let the rest of us in on the history behind
> > that image/text? Where/when is it from?
>It was a Rexx exec that ran rampant in BITNET (and other IBM-based
>networks).  It did the equivalent of sending itself to everyone in the
>recipient's address books (filename $NAMES).  The screenshot is what the
>result looked like on your terminal (or TN3270 session) while it was
>mailing itself to everyone in the background.

This might put me in the "old folks" category, but attached is the EXEC as 
from my hard disk dated Dec 16, 1987.  Hi Jeff!


>Jeff

-Hank
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