Email Troops

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Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
Email Troops
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:54am
I couldn't believe that there is already an email virus out there that pulls on your heartstrings about the boys fighting over seas. Please if you get an email that says to send email to the troops don't open it Please......Get an address from a sourse that you would trust maybe MSNBC or other news place.

This is from PCWorld Magazine.... I buy this magazine and get their emails all the time.

March 28th, 2003

As the war continues in Iraq, people are using technology to reach out

to the fighting men and women of the armed forces. Numerous "morale

centers" are set up at staging areas near the war zone, allowing

soldiers to check their personal e-mail as well as receive messages

from well-wishers.

With most standard mail delivery shut down due to anthrax worries, the

numerous organizations that traditionally facilitate communications

between the troops and concerned citizens have moved online.

For example, Operation Dear Abby--originally set up to deliver letters

for any service member during the Vietnam War--is now on the Internet.

Anyone can send a 1000-word message to a specific branch of the

services, free of charge.

The Internet may not be playing a purely benevolent role in this war.

According to some security experts, soldiers may also being using the

Internet to send computer viruses, worms, and electronic "pulses"

towards Iraq's computer networks.

Cyber warriors could be doing everything from shutting down utility

grids to stopping or intercepting communications to jamming radar. Or

they may not be doing anything. Nobody seems to know for sure; and

it's unclear whether it would be wise for the United States to begin

down that road at all.

For more on the various Web sites and services set up to let people

contact the troops digitally, to find out more about the possible U.S.

cyber war, and to read other technology-related stories about the

conflict, visit these links.,aid,110009,tk,dnWknd,00.asp,aid,110020,tk,dnWknd,00.asp,aid,110027,tk,dnWknd,00.asp,aid,110005,tk,dnWknd,00.asp,aid,109976,tk,dnWknd,00.asp

Don't hurt to stay informed.......Janet

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
In reply to: emty_nstr
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 2:01pm
NO it doesn't... thanks Janet..nt
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: emty_nstr
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:32pm
Thank you for the warning Janet.....Susie



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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: emty_nstr
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 9:07am
Thanks for the information. I would have probably just opened a message like that. This is certainly a "strange" world we live in.
Hug Hope