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Virus Alert / Christmas time
« on: November 11, 2010, 06:14:53 PM »
A familiar virus is re-circulating called the UPS, FedEx, or USPS Delivery Failure.
You will receive an e-mail from UPS, FedEx, or USPS along with a package number. It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date.
It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached. DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!

Snopes article; http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp

It never hurts to be aware of tricks to have you open potentially dangerous viruses.  When in doubt just delete the e-mail.
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Re: Virus Alert / Christmas time
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 06:20:42 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Boss
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Re: Virus Alert / Christmas time
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 06:26:40 PM »
It's probably some pimple faced kid who gets his jollys from programming such tripe.   I guess I'll never understand the reason.    

At that age I was mainly interested in women.   Times have changed.   :rolleye:

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Re: Virus Alert / Christmas time
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 06:30:03 PM »
  Long as it ain't Semp I feel safe enough :laf: :laf:.
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Re: Virus Alert / Christmas time
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 06:34:46 PM »
In todays world our personal computers hold all our personal data and our lively hoods rely on the Moriarty of that information. A computer crash can effect people in alot of cases as a death in the immediate family and take just as long or longer to get over.

So that being said they should treat these guy/gals that intrude and destroy so many peoples lives/businesses as a murderer. This would curve some of the bullshit virus makers out there if huge prison sentences were imposed.
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Re: Virus Alert / Christmas time
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 06:44:41 PM »
In todays world our personal computers hold all our personal data and our lively hoods rely on the Moriarty of that information.

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