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February 2, 2006

What a Worm!

by @ 9:38 am. Filed under Technology

Beware, Caution, Take Heed, Look Out, Watch Out, Be Careful… anyway you say it… listen up…Microsoft has issued a Special Alert regarding the Nyxem.E worm. The worm is also known as “Mywife”, “Karma Sutra”, or “Blackmail”. This is a very dangerous and clever worm. It is scheduled to begin its destruction on Friday, February 3 (that’s tomorrow!). Experts say “MyWife” aka “Karma Sutra” aka “Blackmail” is one of the most destructive worms in recent memory. It preys especially on Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents…and it can also freeze your mouse and keyboard and… it can erase security files. “MyWife” aka “Karma Sutra” aka “Blachmail” is cued to attack at the tick of midnight tonight. This worm is scheduled to launch through email attachments and will compound its destruction through network sharing. It will attack again on the third day of every month there after. When the recipient opens the email file, “MyWife” aka “Karma Sutra” aka “Blackmail” grabs the contacts contained in the address book then attacks those contacts as well. Experts estimate the number of computers affected could reach 500,000 worldwide . Some believe this diabolical worm could play havoc in the computer world tomorrow. What can you do to protect yourself?… Of course, computer users should be sure their anti-virus software is updated… but the best way to defend yourself from “MyWife” aka “Karma Sutra” aka “Blackmail” (and other viruses for that matter) is to delete suspicious emails from unknown senders and don’t open attachments unless you know the source… Good Luck

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