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RE: virus warning! Life is Beautiful Hoax

Filed under: Computers and Technology — Tags: , , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 9:39 am 2008 February 7

Here’s a good idea: Just don’t open any attachment from people you don’t know.

The Life is Beautiful virus email is a H-O-A-X

It has been perpetrated for at least six years and changes its form somewhat. The first itineration of the hoax is believed to be in the form of a powerpoint attachment. The next itineration was who it came from or what it affected -which included names like Symantec, McAfee, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc.

However, files contained in emails from unknown persons should always be treated suspect, in fact, you should only accept and open a file through email if you have specifically ordered it or a person that you know has told you that you are going to receive it. File attachments are notorious for carrying little “nasties” that will sometimes (more…)