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Old 07-07-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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BEWARE of receiving "E-CARDS" ....
They may contain a serious virus that can wreck your computer...

The virus is named "STORM" and comes in as a TROJAN within the e-card

you can confirm this warning by going to "SNOPES.COM"

Here is a link directly to the story...

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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BEWARE of receiving "E-CARDS" ....
They may contain a serious virus that can wreck your computer...

The virus is named "STORM" and comes in as a TROJAN within the e-card

you can confirm this warning by going to "SNOPES.COM"

Here is a link directly to the story...

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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John, thanks for the "Heads-Up". I recently have begun to receive a jillion of these "E-CARDS" in my email, but I always delete them as I thought they were just advertisements. I also get a lot of offers to buy prescription drugs, and other "STUFF" but I delete those too.

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Old 07-07-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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I got one of these, but never opend it. If you don't know the person who sent it don't open it, I just delete it and forget it.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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Personally, I don't send those to anyone, and hopefully everyone who has my e-mail address knows I do not want to receive them.

I would not provide a friend's e-mail address to some web page or other 3rd party without their permission, and I hope my friends will treat my address the same way.

I changed ISP's and got a new e-mail address a while back, and I hope to keep it spam free for as long as possible...
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:47 PM   #6
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A great number of these "forwards" are really began by miners collecting email address'. Every time someone forwards an email to another, their address is added to the data in the header. At some point the miner car recall the "message" and collect all the addresses contained therein. My filter is set to reject any email with fwd in the subject line. Proper email etiquette says to put only one address in the "to" box and any others in the "bcc" box. That way each person sees only one address-theirs. I have all hot links disabled in my email program. If it's not in the message body, it doesn't get read. This gives Norton Internet Security every chance to catch bad stuff.

BTW, junk mailers are now latching onto email programs like Hotmail. When they find someone who does not log-out, they use that address/identity to send junk mailings. This gets them a valid address to get past email security features.
Having said all that; I still keep my finger crossed concerning virus', worms, etc.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:47 PM   #7
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Also you should always keep your important files backed up on removable media such as thumb drives and/or SD cards, external hard drives, etc and dont leave these connected to your PC all the time. You can restore an operating system to a hard drive if you get a malicious virus or for that matter a hard drive crash but if you don't have your files backed up you stand the chance of losing them forever.
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John Harrelson, We got our first ecard today and we deleted it. Just wanted to say thank you for the warning thread.
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