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Old 03-08-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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FYI...

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.
This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title:
"A Card for You".

As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so
that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender !!!

Please pass this mail to all of your friends.

Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All
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Actually i think this is a hoax unless i am reading this wrong
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/virtualcard.html
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Wow, sounds extremely dangerous, so basically if it happens, do nothing and unplug your hard drive! If that wouldn't hurt your hard drive enough :d.

Edit- Linux Guru, I highly doubt it affects Linux, it was announced by Microsoft, and as you being a linux guru...you should know most viruses aren't affected by Linux that are from windows.
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Wow, sounds extremely dangerous, so basically if it happens, do nothing and unplug your hard drive! If that wouldn't hurt your hard drive enough :d.
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GUYS FALSE ALARM ITS A HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/virtualcard.html
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:49 PM   #6
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That is also interesting...but don't take chances. It's all confusing today.
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GUYS FALSE ALARM ITS A HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/virtualcard.html
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umm yes, Sophos is a reputable antivirus corporatiron who specializes in large corperation security. Where did you hear of this in the first place? Plus it would make front page on CNN and other news sources such as F-Secure alerts. I'm not seeing any....

Taken from the same page from Sophos:
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Important

Many virus hoaxes:

* falsely claim to describe an extremely dangerous virus
* use pseudo-technical language to make impressive-sounding (but impossible) claims
* falsely claim that the report was issued or confirmed by a well-known company
* ask you to forward it to all your friends and colleagues

As usual, you are urged not to pass on warnings of this kind, as the continued re-forwarding of these hoaxes simply wastes time and email bandwidth.

It is possible that you may receive a hoax via email with a file attached. Obviously, such file attachments should be treated with caution as they may be virus infected. Sophos recommends deleting virus hoax emails, whether they contain file attachments or not.

Sophos suggests a policy to help prevent hoaxes from spreading in your company.
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Edit- Linux Guru, I highly doubt it affects Linux, it was announced by Microsoft, and as you being a linux guru...you should know most viruses aren't affected by Linux that are from windows.
Lol, i was just being sarcastic, thats what the "..." was.
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