NOT SO FAST, JONATHAN!!!
Not to confuse everyone, but there are two different listings here, one is a real virus and one is a hoax.
VIRTUAL CARD FOR YOU = HOAX
POSTCARD FROM ... = VIRUS
Snopes has listings for both, and each listing references the other since they are so similar in name.
In any event, it is always safest NEVER to open a link or attachment from an e-mail unless you know the sender very well.
Cheers! - Mark
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On Sep 17, 2007, at 8:15 AM, Jonathan Smith wrote:
this is another hoax. check out the real snopes article.
__________________________________Jonathan SmithAudio Engineerwww.ivy-productions.com
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Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:30 pm (PST)
Please read this.This has been checked out on snopes.com and appears to be the real thing! - see below and be aware!Here is a link to the snopes page:http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp orwww.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.aspPLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU CAN!! A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning is stored. This virus acts in the following manner:It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title: "You've received a Post Card from a Family member". As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. In just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to a news broadcast on CNN. This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself. So don't open any mails with subject: "A Post Card from ..." As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender !!! Please pass on this mail to all of your friends. Rol SharetteBoulder, CO888 949 2857