Friday, September 10, 2010

Another Microsoft virus hits the 'Net

'Here you Have' Virus Tries to Delete Your Security Software
Alessondra Springmann – Fri Sep 10, 2:14 am ET

"On Thursday, a new worm hit the Internet, and it’s been spreading by emailing the address books of infected users, according to McAfee Labs. By masquerading as a benign PDF, the worm looks something like this when it shows up in your inbox:
Subject: Here you have (or “Just for you”)
Body: This is The Document I told you about, you can find it
Here. [link]
Please check it and reply as soon as possible.
Cheers
As you may have guessed, the URL doesn’t actually take you to a PDF"

Yep, another virus that is specific to Microsoft. Those of us using non-Microsoft products don't have to worry about this stuff. If you are on a Linux box or a Mac, you actually have a system that is capable of doing more than a Windows box as well as far more secure. No, they aren't 100% safe, there is no such thing as a 100% secure computer unless it is never powered on. But using Microsoft products is like leaving the doors and windows open in your house and putting a big sign in front that says,

"Come in and take or break anything and everything."
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