Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fair warning!

I received an e-mail earlier today from one of my bridge friends, Dianna, alerting me to a potentially deadly virus that might attack your computer if you open the attachment.

Now, I know that all y'all have received (and are receiving daily, whether you like it or not) e-mails with attachments that you are uncertain as to whether or not you should open.

Here's the general guideline you should follow ... ... ... If you are uncertain as to whether or not you should open it, delete it - the whole thing, UNOPENED! If it's the President of the United States, then you can rest assured he will know of and find a better way to personally communicate with you.

The particular attachment that Dianna was referring to was from "Your United Postal Service", but there are many such others out there. Be careful, dear ones. If you do not personally know who the sender is, just delete the whole friggin' thing, OK?


Polimom said...

FWIW -- I've received a number of "Hallmark e-greeting" notices lately.

As is typical with those (when they're legitimate), there's a link one is instructed to click to retrieve the greeting.

However, I noticed when I hovered over the link that it didn't go to (it was some bastardization, can't remember what now)

Also -- the legitimate Hallmark egreeting message includes a confirmation number. This email didn't.

Other than that, though, it looked like every other eGreeting notice I've ever received.

Gotta stay alert.

Craig Peihopa said...

I received Hallmark as well Polimom, but then I use a mac that has no antivirus protection and I am on line everyday with no problems. I lLOVE MACs

Goldenrod said...

Good info, Polimom. Thank you! I'm not on their list yet. Lucky me.

No virus protection at all, Craig? My goodness! My son-in-law set me up with Norton and Zone Alarm both. He tries to play it real safe.