kabramov at BITE.DB.UTH.TMC.EDU
Thu Feb 20 11:04:17 PST 1997
Thanks for the advice!
At 09:48 AM 2/20/97 CST, you wrote:
> Good morning to all!
> According to NPR this morning, we should be very careful about
> downloading any software from any site unless we know the site well
> and trust it completely. Some of these programs (such as viewers
> required by some sites) can do some very bad things:
> Automatically disconnect you from your WEBserver and reconnect you
> via long distance, perhaps international.
> Invade your electronic banking software and transfer funds without
> your authorization.
> In the last few days while browsing I have encountered a few sites
> that required the download of such viewers. I have abstained. NPR
> tells me I was correct to do so.
> S. Julian Gibbs, DDS, PhD Voice 615-322-3190
> Professor of Radiology FAX 615-322-3764
> Vanderbilt University Medical Center
> Nashville TN 37232-2675 Internet julian.gibbs at mcmail.vanderbilt.edu
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