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Old 07-22-2008, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I realize this is not Blackberry related, but I figure it is something that everyone should know about. Since this is the most popular section on Blackberry Forums, I decided to post it here.

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Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 7:17:03 AM
Subject: Virus Info

BlG VIRUS COMING !!!

PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!!

snopes.com: 'Postcard from a Family Member' virus

Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!

Snopes (URL above: ), says it is for real!!

Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, 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. This is the reason why you need to 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 'POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! 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.

COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

Snopes lists all the names it could come in.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FUD.

Read the actual Snopes article for the true details of this very old threat.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Virus smirus..... Get a Linux / Unix, or Mac box....

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Whoops... I didn't notice that. I just got the email from someone and got worried and posted it here. Just wanted to try and save people. :P

Go ahead and delete this thread if you feel it is unimportant.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can be closed IMHO
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm misinformed, but arn't BB's immune to viruses, or at least very hard to infect?
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think it should be deleted... Saves me from the embarrassment.
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Maybe I'm misinformed, but arn't BB's immune to viruses, or at least very hard to infect?
OP stated this is NOT BB Related in the 1st post....

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Maybe I'm misinformed, but arn't BB's immune to viruses, or at least very hard to infect?
This was more of something to watch out for on your PC.
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Whoops... I didn't notice that. I just got the email from someone and got worried and posted it here. Just wanted to try and save people. :P

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Fail on my part indeed.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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OP stated this is NOT BB Related in the 1st post....

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Actually, I got that part. I was asking a question that I thought I read or heard someplace. Let me restate it though.
Can you infect a BB with a virus?
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's Ok..... Look through my post history, none make any sense....

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Actually, I got that part. I was asking a question that I thought I read or heard someplace. Let me restate it though.
Can you infect a BB with a virus?
Anything is possible........... BUT.... NO

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Title edited... and closed.

Scott, thanks for watching out for us... even if...
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