Thursday, November 17, 2011

Re: URGENT virus warning

This did not look correct to me because the snopes link did not refer to the virus by name...   See this link instead ...

Any email that says urgent and forward to all your friends is usually a hoax.  

One has to be careful about opening any attachment.   Usually if you are careful and have a virus checker then you are safe.   If the attachment appears to be an executable then watch out.  Usually you can see what type of file it is.  Pictures (.bmp or .jpg)  and sound (".wav") and video are usually OK.   You have to be more careful with video to make sure that it is a real youtube link or a real video file. 

I can always figure out what kind of file is in the attachment but others not so experienced might have difficulty. 

Links that aren't attachments are usually safe, but not always.  So ...

My chrome web browser does a great job of warning me about bad web sites.       I really like the chrome web browser.    It is also faster than Internet Explorer. 

I think that gmail and yahoo check for viruses but I am not sure. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 17, 2011, at 4:24 PM, Geneva > wrote:

----- Forwarded Message -----
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:52 PM
Subject: Fwd: URGENT virus warning
---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Paul Date: Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:55 PMSubject: URGENT virus warningTo: 



Snoops says this is true.  .
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS NOTICE TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CONTACTS! In the coming days, you should be aware..... 
Do not open any message with an attachment called: Invitation FACEBOOK, regardless of who sent it. It is a virus that opens an Olympic torch that burns the whole hard disc C of your computer.
This virus will be received from someone you had in your address book .. That's why you should send this message to all your contacts. It is better to receive this email 25 times to receive the virus and open it .. If you receive a mail called: Invitation FACEBOOK, though sent by a friend, do not open it and delete it immediately. It is the worst virus announced by CNN. A new virus has been discovered recently that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
It is a Trojan Horse that asks you to install an adobe flash plug-in. Once you install it, it's all over. And there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information of their function is saved.
No virus found in this message.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

iMac resolution

I think that 1080P would have been a smart resolution to have, since that is the resolution of most HD movies.  That is what I have at work and it looks great on a 25 inch monitor.   Instead Apple chose to go with a 1440P resolution, which is twice vertically and horizontally the number of pixels of 720P.  It makes everything look too small.  As a result, I drop my resolution at home down to 720P.