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October 30, 2005

Virus Warning

-- by Dave Johnson

I just received the following e-mail. In the message I received the words "click here" is a link. But I noticed that the link is to an FTP site, and not a web page. It was going to download an ".exe" file. That means a program.

You have received a postcard !

Hello friend !
You have just received a postcard from someone who cares about you!

This is a part of the message:
"Hy there! It has been a long time since I haven´t heared about you!
I´ve just found out about this service from Claire, a friend of mine who also told me that..."
If you´d like to see the rest of the message click here to receive your animated postcard!

If you receive something like this DO NOT CLICK! It will run a program on your computer.

Posted by Dave Johnson at October 30, 2005 12:36 PM

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My Hotmail accounts have been full of that, but it looked too bogus -- almost everyone I know is literate, so crappy spelling is a tipoff.

Posted by: Scorpio at October 30, 2005 4:34 PM

Thanks for the warning Dave! We've just had a very effective anti-virus system installed on our computer and that would hopefully put this email into the 'fraudulent' mail folder but then one never knows ..

Posted by: Helga Fremlin at October 30, 2005 6:19 PM

Who in their right mind would open something like that in the first place? Is Engrish that attractive that people would risk a virus?

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at October 31, 2005 4:57 AM

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