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CBC news at 6

Postby Smitty » Dec 16, 2008 11:47 pm

the local cbc news at 6 had a report on IE7 saying if you were using it that you should stop and install firefox or another more secure browser. apparently there is a virus that people are using to steal your passwords and the like. right now it is only attacking games but would be very easy to switch it to take all banking info, passwords,etc. they said that you don't even know you have it it just picks up your info when you click onto a site.
figured if they were talking about it on the news I'd give you all a heads up. personally I've been running firefox since skwij introduced me to it.
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Re: CBC news at 6

Postby butterfly » Dec 17, 2008 3:14 pm

Smitty

Is it the Hallmark card virus they were talking about??

Is is supposed to be a bad one
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Re: CBC news at 6

Postby Trailblaze1 » Dec 17, 2008 3:18 pm

Thanks for the heads-up! We use Firefox now, have been for over a year, and it seems pretty safe so far.
egads....what a crazy e-world we live in!
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Re: CBC news at 6

Postby Lizcordysmum » Dec 17, 2008 7:33 pm

BF, anybody else...the "Hallmark one" is disproved, see Snopes...it has been around for years.

Windows has been updating security today.
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Re: CBC news at 6

Postby butterfly » Dec 17, 2008 9:31 pm

OK

I;ll have to tell Lyn this. Hey lyn, and you said you checked snopes. lol,lol , lol,lol

and I got another warning tonite from someone else and 3 companies were listed and he said he checked with snopes

Hallmark, Mc Donalds ,and coca cola

holy cow, lol,lol
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Re: CBC news at 6

Postby butterfly » Dec 17, 2008 10:15 pm

I can' find anything on http://www.snopes.com about Hallmark, coca cola, or Mc Donald being a virus

So it is a hoax the same as I just read on snopes all the missing children ones we get are hoaxes too

Maainly these things are sent out so the spammers can get our addys so they can spam us even more.

Just as these types send to 10 people , sort of emails, all spam and scams
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Re: CBC news at 6

Postby Eeyore » Dec 18, 2008 12:04 am

Didn't check Snopes on any of this. I heard about the windows problem last night and that they were issuing a fix. It's the nature of the business whether it be Firefox or IE, both can be attacked by viruses. I have both browsers loaded.
I had heard about the Hallmark virus and I believe Skwij said something about it just a short while ago. Make sure to link to the site to open any cards....If it looks suspicious don't open it!
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