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Best. Virus. Evar!

If you haven't seen an e-mail with the following text, you probably will at some point:

Turn on your TV. Osama Bin Laden has been captured. While CNN has no pictures at this point of time, the military channel (PPV) released some. I managed to capture a couple of these pictures off my TV. Ive attached a slideshow containing all the pictures I managed to capture. I apologize for the low quality, its the best I could do at this point of time. Hopefully CNN will have pictures and a video soon. God bless the USA!
Of course there's a catch, as the message has some trojan-ridden executable attached. Even Outlook users are protected against the infected attachment, so most people aren't in much danger from the virus if they receive the message.

The text of message was convincing enough to fool one blogger into running with the "story." Google News catches Eric Berlin at Blogcritics breathlessly reporting on the "story."

Eric can take comfort in the fact that the AP has yet to explain how it was fooled into reported a US soldier was being held hostage in Iraq by terrorists, where the hostage turned out to be a G.I. Joe-style action figure.

Via: Blog Bloke


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In a similar vein, if someo... (Below threshold)
fatman:

In a similar vein, if someone calls you on the telephone, claiming to be from a local or long distance carrier and asking you to help conduct or complete a line test by touching nine(9), zero (0) and pound (#), then hanging up, don't do it. Doing that will give the caller complete access to your phone line, enabling them to make long distance phone calls that you will have to pay for.

(Alright, if this sucker double-posts, it's NOT my fault.)




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