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is this a real threat and it it a threat to the mac?

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i got this email from a friend and im wondering if this is real?

 

 

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are

being sent and the moment that you open these

emails your computer will

crash

and you will not be able to fix it!

If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin

Laden Captured" or "Osama Hanged" don't open the

attachment.

This e-mail is being distributed through countries

around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.

Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you

know.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY

AND CONTACTS:

 

You should be alert during the next days:

Do not open any message with an attached filed

called "Invitation" regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which

"burns" the whole hard disc C of your computer.

 

This virus will be received from someone who has

your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that

is

why you should send

this e-mail to all your contacts.

 

It is better to receive this message 25 times than

to receive the virus and open it.

 

If you receive a mail called "invitation", though

sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down

your

computer immediately.

 

This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has

been classified by Microsoft as the most

destructive

virus ever.

 

This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and

there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

 

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the

Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

 

 

SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW

Edited by emmett

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If you're using a mac, you're safe :-)

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If you are using Windows and know what you are doing you're safe :-)

Edited by fermat

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This is like the 65536th iteration of this hoax.

 

Microsoft doesn't classify viruses.

 

There is no 0 sector on a hard disk.

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As a rule, you should never open email attachments unless you know specifically what it is being sent to you (like a document being sent for work). Almost anything passed around in email that's supposed to be a funny little joke or something is a virus (for Windows). It doesn't hurt Mac users to adopt the behavior of not opening attachments because even though we have no viruses in the wild right now, you never know what might surface.

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If are using Windows and know what you are doing you're safe :-)

 

If you're using Windows and you know what you're doing, one might question why you're still using Windows.

 

- MT

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