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The “Get More Money” Virus Hoax

Inserito da 24 Novembre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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Viruswarnung! Wenn Sie eine E-Mail mit dem Titel “GET MORE MONEY” erhalten, OEFFNEN SIE SIE UNTER KEINEN UMSTAENDEN! Sie loescht alle Daten, die sich auf Ihrer Festplatte befinden. Reichen Sie diese Warnung an soviele Leute wie moeglich weiter. Dies ist ein neuer, sehr boesartiger Virus und noch nicht sehr viele wissen darueber Bescheid. Diese Information wurde letzte Woche von Microsoft bekannt gegeben, bitte geben Sie diese Nachricht an jede/n weiter, die/der einen Internet Zugang besitzt. Questo hoax è in tedesco ma esiste anche una versione in inglese . con oggettto “GET MORE MONEY”. Noch einmal, geben Sie diese Warnung an JEDEN weiter, der in Ihrem Adressbuch steht, damit der Virus baldmoeglichst gestoppt werden kann. Schauen Sie auch keine Mails an, die die Titel “RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER” tragen. Dieser Virus wird sich an Ihre Computerverbindungsteile heften und sie nutzlos machen. Loeschen Sie also sofort alle Mails mit solchen Titeln. AOL sagte, dass dies ein sehr gefaehrlicher Virus sei und dass es KEINE Gegenmittel zur Zeit gaebe. Bitte beachten Sie diese Sicherheitsmassnahme und leiten Sie sie an alle Ihre Freunde im Internet SO SCHNELL WIE MOEGLICH weiter. Qua dice di inviarlo ai vostri amici

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Flashing Headlight / Gang Hoax

Inserito da 23 Novembre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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Headlight / Gang Hoax Flashing Headlight / Gang Hoax Don’t flash your lights at anyone…. A police officer that works with the DARE program is passing this warning to various companies in the area. If you’re ever driving after dark and see an on coming car with no headlights turned on, DO NOT flash your lights at them! This is a common gang member “initiation game” that goes like this: – The new gang member under initiation drives along with no headlights and the first car to flash their headlights at him is now his “target”. – He is now required to turn around and chase that car and shoot at or into the car in order to complete his initiation requirements. Make sure you share this information with all the drivers in your family!! Pass on this information to your staff. Like many hoaxes, this one sounds plausible.

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Speeding Ticket Hoax

Inserito da 17 Novembre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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I tried to pass this one to anyone I could think of.
I know for a fact that this works so if you ever get in this situation, you have an out This procedure works in any state. Read it and try it, you have nothing to loose but the points in your license.
” Nameless author.
If u get a speeding ticket or went through a red light or whatever the case may be, and you are going to get points on your license, then there is a method to ensure that you DO NOT get any points.
When u get your fine, send in the check to pay for it and if the fine is say $79, then make the check out for $82 or some small amount above the fine. The system will then have to send you back a check for the difference, but here is the trick! —DO NOT CASH THE CHECK!! Throw it away! Points are not assessed to your license until all the financial transactions are complete. If you do not cash the check, then the transactions are not complete. However the system has gotten its money so it is happy and will not bother you any more.

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Memphis.98.MMS Virus Hoax

Inserito da 14 Novembre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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Memphis.98.MMS Virus Hoax As you know, the world of computers is becoming more complex every minute with new technologies arising all of the time. Unfortunately, some of this technology can be used against us. According to McAfee Associates and Symantec officials, there has been a new virus that has been discovered. According to them, the current virus detection and removal software that they sell CANNOT detect this virus on systems running Windows 98. This is due to Windows 98’s new memory management system features. According to McAfee Associates, this virus was written in the Assembly language, and loads itself in to the system’s upper memory. Because of a flaw in the Windows 98 Memory Management System, MMS, this virus can load itself into a part of the upper memory block which cannot be accessed or scanned by either McAfee ViruScan, or Symantec’s Norton Anti-Virus. Other virus protection utilities have not reported such errors, and have not been tested either. Microsoft is aware of this error and is currently working on a patch. Unfortunately, users with Windows 98 already installed have no choice but to continue running the OS and can only hope that this virus does not attack their system. It is believed that a person with access to Microsoft’s source code may have written this virus, or leaked out the source code to somebody else, who wrote the virus. The characteristics of the Memphis.98.MMS are not full known, but certain characteristics are. OS: Windows 98 (4.10.1998) Memory Resistant: Yes Polymorphic: Yes Repairable: No Encrypted: No Infects: Floppy\Boot records All EXE files that are ran while virus is in memory Origin: Unknown Virus Size: Unknown Actions: The Memphis.98.MMS virus performs several actions while active, including: Slow disk I/O, spontaneous rebooting and monitor “flickering”. Also, you may receive a Windows error which says: “Error in MMS. Please reboot and retry. If this error continues to occur, please contact Micros0ft, and report the Memphis.98.M MS error. Thank you, and enjoy Windows98.” Extras: You may notice the zero, 0, instead of an o in Micros0ft, which indicates that this is a malicious program. The origin of the virus is unknown, but is believed to be written in the western United States, because that was where the first bunch of virus activity were reported. One of the most mysterious characteristics of this virus is that it does not affect any Microsoft applications, such as MS Visual C++, VB, J++, Office97, Flight Sim, Frontpage97, Internet Explorer, and any other Microsoft product. Please send an e-mail to VirusWatch@juno.com if you detect any strange virus like activity or any more information about virus. Also, please e-mail if you suspect that there is a new virus that people do not know of. -VirusWatch

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SLOW DANCE Sick Little Girl Hoaxes

Inserito da 7 Novembre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Do you run through each day On the fly? When you ask “How are you?” Do you hear the reply? When the day is done Do you lie in your bed With the next hundred chores Running through your head? You’d better slow down Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Ever told your child, We’ll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch, Let a good friendship die Cause you never had time To call and say “Hi”? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. When you run so fast to get somewhere You miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift…. Thrown away. Life is not a race. Do take it slower Hear the music Before the song is over. PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO HELP THIS LITTLE GIRL. ALL FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.

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Dying of disease Hoaxes

Inserito da 6 Novembre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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HI! This is Dave Matthews from The Dave Matthews Band (duh). I got America Online just a little while ago and my screenname will be sent to you if you pass this on. I get a list of the people who send this to at least another 5 people online and my secratary will send all of you my screenname. I go online at least once a week. The reason I am doing this is because this little girl needs our help and I thought that I could use my fame to help out this sick little girl. Ok Listen I Just Spent 13 hours Getting Screen Names Just So that I Could Help a Little Girl So Read The bottom This isn’t a chain letter Ok you guys….. This isn’t a chain letter, but a choice for all of us to save a little girl that’s dying of a serious and fatal form of cancer. Ahhh…but it *is* a chain letter. the fact the the hoax next asks: Please send this to everyone you know…or don’t know at that. this “send this to everyone” is the classic sign of a hoax and makes this chain letter (contrary to prior claim). This little girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a chain letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest, since she never will. She’ll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own. But by you sending this to as many people as possible, you can give her and her family a little hope, because with every name that this is sent to, the American cancer society will donate 3 cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan. One guy sent this to 500 people !!!! So, I know that we can send it to at least 5 or 6. Come on you guys…. And if you’re too damn selfish to waste 10-15 minutes scrolling this and forwarding it to EVERYONE, (more than one person): you’re one sick puppy, and two: just think it could be you one day….and it’s not even your $money$, just your time. I know that ya’ll will impress me !!!! I love ya’ll !!!!! << Hello. My name is Tamara Martin and I have severe lung cancer due to second hand smoke.This chain was a final attend to get me healthy again.Every letter sent gets 6 cents.Please send this to 10 people. (by the way for those who take 2 minutes to send this, what comes around goes around.>> >>

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The AltaVista/Londhouse Virus Hoax

Inserito da 11 Ottobre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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The AltaVista/Londhouse Virus Hoax I’ve just got news which are very important if you use Altavista search engine. The computers which control Altavistas files has got virus infection. The virus has got the name “Londhouse” and it’s very dangerous. So don’t use the Altavista because it’s a very big possibility that you get virus infection to your own computer. You have to understand how big risk this is to everybody who use the internet. Please, warn your friends about this risk.

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Forward For Money Hoaxes

Inserito da 30 Settembre, 1998 (0) Commenti

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The Disney / Bill Gates Email Hoax

If you read below you will see the note from Walt Disney Jr. & Management at Disney World. Basically if this messages reaches 13,000 people, everyone will receive $5,000.00 or a free, all expenses paid, trip to Disney >World in anytime during the summer of 1999. See the note below – its worth it!!!! Everyone is to resend to 15 individuals. Please read and forward to as many friends as possible…we’ve checked up on this and this is no joke of a chain letter or something if this reaches 13,000 people…duplicate entries don’t count, though…So, please help & pass on… thank you, and here you go!!!

 

The “The Bill Gates / Windows 98” Hoax! Hello Everyone, And thank you for signing up for my Beta Email Tracking Application or (BETA) for short. My name is Bill Gates. Here at Microsoft we have just compiled an e-mail tracing program that tracks everyone to whom this message is forwarded to. It does this through an unique IP (Internet Protocol) address log book database. We are experimenting with this and need your help. Forward this to everyone you know and if it reaches 1000 people everyone on the list you will receive $1000 and a copy of Windows98 at my expense. Enjoy. Note: Duplicate entries will not be counted. You will be notified by email with further instructions once this email has reached 1000 people. Windows98 will not be shipped until it has been released to the general public. Your friend, Bill Gates & The Microsoft Development Team. The classic forward this to “all your friends” is present above as a red flag indicating this is a hoax. This hoax has (I suppose) gotten wider distribution than normal since people would like to believe that Bill Gates might send them $1000 and a copy of Windows 98.

 

Chain Letter Virus Hoax Warning The “Chain Letter ” Virus Hoax! “This is not a joke…if you do not forward this e-mail to 20 other people………………… your computer will be a living hell thanks to one of our very own little ingenus viruses. I repeat this is not a joke this virus wil come to you only a week after you open this piece of mail in a very undiscreet e-mail If you open this e-mail after opening others, it just might come as a letter from your “buddy” No, this isn’t a “joke” but it’s certainly a hoax. If you have been reading our hoax page, you will notice the characteristic request to forward the hoax to others. This is also has the poor spelling that is found in many such juvenile messages (e.g., ingenus, undiscreet). Watch out! You have one week..starting now. If this virus gets in it won’t come back out. It will slowly delete 1 file a day from system IRQ files, startup files and win 95 kernels for registery address {1593338-489h985} Thank you for your time……. #:) hahahahaha SCREW YOU!!! With the “hahahaha” and the “SCREW YOU!!!!” text, I would not have expected people to respond to this hoax but we have received copies of this that indicate quite a large number of people have followed the instructions in the hoax. Just as people continue to respond to paper mail chain letters, they seem gullible enough to respond to this hoax. Fortunately, this hoax doesn’t make supernatural claims (“bad luck”) but simply makes claims that are impossible (being infected by a non-existent virus if you don’t forward the hoax) so there’s no reason to even think about complying this chain letter email hoax. r>

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The “Win a Holiday” Hoax!

Inserito da 14 Agosto, 1998 (0) Commenti

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The “Win a Holiday” Hoax! VIRUS WARNING !!!!!! If you receive an email titled “WIN A HOLIDAY” DO NOT open it. Typical signs of a hoax here: It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. and above we see the other classic hoax indication (to forward the hoax to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft; A “new” virus would be no big deal. We see over 250 new viruses each month. MicroSoft is not in the business of announcing viruses. please share it with everyone that might access the internet. Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in our address book so that this may be stopped. Also, do not open or even look at any mail that says “RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER” The “RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER” is copied from other hoaxes that we have covered here and it is intended to make people think they have seen the supposed virus message because almost everyone that sends much email will occasionally get a “RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER” when there is a problem delivering a message. (This should be no cause for alarm!) This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items that say this. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy this to all your online friends ASAP. Ahhh, another appeal to authority (AOL) and, of course, unverifiable. And we are expected to believe that AOL is an authority on viruses?! And we see yet another exhortation to send this hoax to all our friends.

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Win a Holiday Virus Hoax Warning

Inserito da 11 Agosto, 1998 (0) Commenti

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Win a Holiday Virus Hoax Warning The “Win a Holiday” Hoax! VIRUS WARNING !!!!!! If you receive an email titled “WIN A HOLIDAY” DO NOT open it. Typical signs of a hoax here: It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. and above we see the other classic hoax indication (to forward the hoax to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft; A “new” virus would be no big deal. We see over 250 new viruses each month. MicroSoft is not in the business of announcing viruses. please share it with everyone that might access the internet. Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in our address book so that this may be stopped. Also, do not open or even look at any mail that says “RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER” The “RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER” is copied from other hoaxes that we have covered here and it is intended to make people think they have seen the supposed virus message because almost everyone that sends much email will occasionally get a “RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER” when there is a problem delivering a message. (This should be no cause for alarm!) This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items that say this. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy this to all your online friends ASAP. Ahhh, another appeal to authority (AOL) and, of course, unverifiable. And we are expected to believe that AOL is an authority on viruses?! And we see yet another exhortation to send this hoax to all our friends.

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