File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 106


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:27:57 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Hallmark card virus


My reading of snopes is that it will not infect macintosh computers,  
only Windows.
-m

On Oct 3, 2008, at 3:49 PM, SPENCE PORTER wrote:

> Hi, Everyone!
>
> This is a bit confusing, in that it's simultaneously true and not  
> true,
> depending on exactly what you're talking about.
>
> TRUE:  Phony e-card messages of all sorts are always a popular way of
> sending viruses.  Snopes gives the advice that whenever you get an
> e-card notification, you NOT click on the link in the notification
> message (in case it's a phony message concealing a virus), but instead
> go directly to the e-card website (Hallmark or whatever) to retrieve  
> the
> e-card.
>
> FALSE:  There are various e-mail warnings going around about a big
> monster virus ("the worst ever" or language to that effect) being sent
> through e-cards, and warning people not to even open a message with  
> some
> specified heading.  The exact wording varies.  This message is an
> extremely distorted and panic-inducing version of the true information
> above.
>
> Best,
>
> Spence
> http://www.SpencePorter.com/
>
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