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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Got this in an email today.


I M P O R T A N T W A R N I NG ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! PLEASE READ!


Pass this on to your email buddies.


Heed the warning. It sounds awful!!!


Anyone using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.

This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and
Norton.
Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet.

You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail with a Power Point
presentation ' Life is Beautiful '
If you receive it DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and
delete it immediately.

If you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying:
'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful. '

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who
sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.

This is a new virus which started to ci rculate on Saturday afternoon.
AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's
are not capable of destroying it.

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.

PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them to
PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!

THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/mailserver.asp
post #2 of 13
I'm sorry to tell you, but this one actually is a hoax. The link on the message takes you to the report about the "Mail Server Worm", which is a legitimate threat. But if you go to Snopes' home page and search for "Life is Beautiful" you get this:

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/life.asp

Seriously, who sits around and creates these stupid hoaxes?
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Tari View Post
I'm sorry to tell you, but this one actually is a hoax. The link on the message takes you to the report about the "Mail Server Worm", which is a legitimate threat. But if you go to Snopes' home page and search for "Life is Beautiful" you get this:

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/life.asp

Seriously, who sits around and creates these stupid hoaxes?
Wow, OK I won't worry about it then.
post #4 of 13
Yea its a Hoax and was around a while back.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
Yea its a Hoax and was around a while back.
There are so many like this..its so ridiculous how much time people have on their hands to waste on stuff like this.
post #6 of 13
I find it funny that the hoaxers are now linking to snopes articles that say things are true, even if they don't match up.

They're getting a bit smarter...not a lot, but a bit.
post #7 of 13
If you receive an e-mail that says that it is "confirmed by snopes," you could make money betting that it is no such thing. In this case, that's what happened; someone made up a new e-mail hoax and sent it around, claiming it was confirmed.
post #8 of 13
Yep, they're banking on the majority of people taking the claim that it is "confirmed by Snopes" at face value and not bothering to follow the link to find out what Snopes actually said -- or what they said it about!
post #9 of 13
I got one of those from my aunt. She actually took the time to type "Hey, has anyone checked the snopes link in the message?" Even if you're a really fast typist, it takes more time to think up the question and type it than it does to click the link.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Tari View Post
Seriously, who sits around and creates these stupid hoaxes?
I don't know but I have just recently found (probably old) a TV program called Urban Legends. It is amazing what people believe and the fun part of this program is that it gives you three different urban legends, one of which is actually true. You are to guess which one is true. Lots of fun.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
I don't know but I have just recently found (probably old) a TV program called Urban Legends. It is amazing what people believe and the fun part of this program is that it gives you three different urban legends, one of which is actually true. You are to guess which one is true. Lots of fun.
There was a show that was somewhat like that. They told you four stories, or some number, and some were true and some where false. And at the end, they told you which ones were which. I think it was called Beyond or Belief: Fact or Fiction. I think it was on like 10 years ago or something.
post #12 of 13
Pressing news about this once thought to be hoax. It wasn't the attachment in the email that corrupted computers, it was the kitties all along...

post #13 of 13
I don't know why people would make these stupid hoaxes but I guess hoaxes are better than the real thing.



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Originally Posted by ancientsanskrit View Post
Pressing news about this once thought to be hoax. It wasn't the attachment in the email that corrupted computers, it was the kitties all along...

I should have known.
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