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Virus Alert November 24, 2005

Posted by Binford in Technology.

Normally I don’t post anything about computer viruses, simply because of the sheer amount of new ones that pop up everyday,  but this latest one deserves a mention.

It’s being called the worst computer worm of the year — a fast-spreading Internet threat that looks like an official email from the CIA or FBI but can leave your computer wide open to intruders.

The bogus email claims the U.S. government has discovered you visiting “illegal” websites and asks you to open an attachment to answer some official questions. If you do, your computer gets infected with malware that can disable security and firewall programs and blast out similar emails to contacts in your address book.

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Remember to always practice safe computing.  Never open attachments that you are not expecting and from people you don’t know.



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