December 19th, 2004, 08:00 AM
Is this true or Not? (VIRUS)
I received this message on one of my group yesterday....... Does anyone here at AO know about this or its just a fake message.....
If somebody by the name firstname.lastname@example.org adds you...don't accept it.. it's a virus. Tell everybody on ur bulletin because if somebody on ur list adds them, u get the virus too. Tell everyone on ur list not to open anything from angell11, tewwtuler and sassybitch. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Pass this letter to everyone on ur buddy list. RIght click on the group name of your buddy list and click Send Messages to EVERYONE
If its true then howcome adding such ID in your messenger could bring a virus in the system seems difficult to understand can anyone help me..... And even if its not true is there a way a virsu can spread by the same method
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December 19th, 2004, 08:33 AM
That is an instant messenger hoax. Don't get caught up in hoaxes, make sure you research everything before believing things you receive in your email. Hope that helps.
December 19th, 2004, 09:02 AM
Shouldn't the IM short-hand (i.e. ur, u) have been the first implication that this was a hoax? Who was the message from?
Really, it helps to be a bit paranoid when dealing w/ security, but c'mon! Would you have really accepted any message from any of these people without knowing them in the first place?
Just my thoughts...
December 19th, 2004, 09:33 AM
No, by just adding somebody, you couldn't get infected.
Short and sweet enough ?
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December 19th, 2004, 01:06 PM
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/yahooim.html <-- from google search using address and the word hoax (could also replace hoax with the word virus)
December 19th, 2004, 02:49 PM
its a hoax, its going around myspace.com right now...Im trying to put a stop to it there