Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AdrianH, Sep 10, 2010.
Be very careful what you open.....
And you think I am going to click on an anonymous link on a forum with the warning "Be very careful what you open......"?
Yes, of course I do klick. I need food to explore.
Since when was The Register anonymous?
The register is a very popular blog and is in no way an anonymous link
Then again, Dereck sure loves to troll.
But all those mail / msn / etc. virusses shouldn't fool you, ever.
Thanks for the warning. Nice to know we're watching out for each other.
Thank you for the warning, I don't open any email unless I know the sender, I really don't trust email at all, better safe than sorry I say.
Since I hadn't heard of the site and that you just posted a link with a warning and nothing else to judge the validity of the site.
That's a bit harsh
So you missed the EMAIL part of the message and seriously thought that I would knowingly post an unsafe link??????
No I didn't miss the emial part of your post and you may not knowingly post a link to an unsafe thread but that is not to say your link isn't unsafe. Only a couple weeks ago my computer was hit by a virus from out of the blue when I was on a respected site so I am a bit weary of links on forums.
Adrian was dead on, this worm is massive, even if old school.
Mass-mailing 'Here you have' worm hits in-boxes
Organizations including NASA, Comcast, AIG, Disney, Proctor & Gamble, Florida Department of Transportation and Wells Fargo are just a few of the organizations apparently affected by the worm, which appears to have sent out hundreds of thousands, if not millions of e-mails.Liz
Well you did post that link to the Justin Bieber clip
Does this affect Mac users?
I still strongly believe it's the end-user their responsibility to change their behavior regarding content they didn't ask for.
Improve the way you deal with online content, to improve your security. Requires nothing but a tiny change in behavior.
Don't open emails you didn't ask for. Is obviously one of those tips.
Agreed, I never open anything till I check it , any doubt it's deleted. I also have an Operamail account which has a blocking facility that I use for general queries and joining sites/forums , my own email server addresses are reserved for trusted contacts. The problem is that this worm is being sent using address book/contact lists so people see a message from "Floris/Kier/Mike/ whoever they know " and just click open. It targets those that are just not savvy and there are millions of them out there. Look at the global companies with enterprise level antivirus systems that have been trashed, staff that should know better get excited because someone they know sent them a message and BANG it's too late.
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