dzanre1 Absent Member.
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So this is interesting!

My daughter was on MySpace on her Mac. She got a popup that said her system
was infected with various viruses and needed to be checked immediately. She
hit "cancel" and this bogus page popped up and ran anyway and told her that
her "Local Disk (c):" had 346 trojans, and her "Local Disk (d:) had 142
trojans! Then she was told to download the "fix".

While this is of course very clever, it amazes me that it isn't clever
enough to realize she's on a Mac, has no drive c:, only has one drive so
there is no d:, and we're on to them big time!

<sheesh>

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zeffan Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

That doesn't surprise me. Those virus/malware writing dirtbags want ANYONE to get their junk no matter what platform. Why would they check the OS and not display their bogus junk? (sorry. every time I write about these programmers I have a hard time not swearing)
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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

zeffan wrote:

> (sorry. every time I write
> about these programmers I have a hard time not swearing)


Yeah - so I had to send a message to my WINDOWS using family who has MySpace
to let them know to just shut down their browser and start over when they
get this, because there doesn't seem to be any other way to get out of it!

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

Another good reason to ignore MySpace, Facebook, et al.......
<gryn>


"DZanre" <dzanre@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> zeffan wrote:
>
>> (sorry. every time I write
>> about these programmers I have a hard time not swearing)

>
> Yeah - so I had to send a message to my WINDOWS using family who has
> MySpace
> to let them know to just shut down their browser and start over when they
> get this, because there doesn't seem to be any other way to get out of it!
>
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> Danita
> Novell Knowledge Partner
> Time to upgrade to GW8!
> http://www.caledonia.net/gw8upg.html


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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Re: So this is interesting!

I haven't seen anything like that on Facebook. I've never had anything
run there without my knowledge. MySpace is a mess and IMHO should
probably just go away.

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Kim (4/21/2009 12:45:39 PM Mountain)
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

I steer clear of all that mess with the exception of Linkedin.....
I mean really, I have email, voice mail, telephone, cellphone, skype, IM,
videoconferencing, etc., etc., ad infinitum; if I need to chat with Boomer,
I call Boomer; if I need to chat with Felton, I ping felton, etc.,..........
I really fail to get the interest in MySpace.......


"kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com> wrote in message
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>I haven't seen anything like that on Facebook. I've never had anything run
>there without my knowledge. MySpace is a mess and IMHO should probably
>just go away.
>
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> Kim (4/21/2009 12:45:39 PM Mountain)


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naomi371 Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

Mafia Wars. It's the new crack.

Brent Wolfe wrote:
> I steer clear of all that mess with the exception of Linkedin.....
> I mean really, I have email, voice mail, telephone, cellphone, skype,
> IM, videoconferencing, etc., etc., ad infinitum; if I need to chat with
> Boomer, I call Boomer; if I need to chat with Felton, I ping felton,
> etc.,..........
> I really fail to get the interest in MySpace.......
>
>
> "kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com> wrote in message
> news:VwoHl.3598$s8.78@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> I haven't seen anything like that on Facebook. I've never had
>> anything run there without my knowledge. MySpace is a mess and IMHO
>> should probably just go away.
>>
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>> Kim (4/21/2009 12:45:39 PM Mountain)

>

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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

Mary Wood wrote:

> Mafia Wars. It's the new crack.


I've been avoiding that!

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Hey Mary Wood:

>Mafia Wars. It's the new crack.


LOL! It is.

I really like Facebook. Yea, I have email and IM and a telephone too, but
one unique thing about facebook is the ability to agregate communicating
with people from various aspects of my life (work, play, family,
neighborhood, and yes, even Mafia Wars, etc. etc.) into one tool and one
web page. I've even connected with people I knew in elementary school and
people I knew from different towns I've lived in. YMMV but it fits me
fine....and I don't have any virus or malicious applications with it as
long as I've used it. It's not perfect, but I think it's the most useful
social networking tool among the many out there.


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Kim (4/21/2009 3:12:31 PM Mountain)
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

A little light reading concerning Facebook and their policies.......
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/21/blockbuster_beacon_suit_greenlighted/
<GRYN>



"kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com> wrote in message
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> Hey Mary Wood:
>
>>Mafia Wars. It's the new crack.

>
> LOL! It is.
>
> I really like Facebook. Yea, I have email and IM and a telephone too, but
> one unique thing about facebook is the ability to agregate communicating
> with people from various aspects of my life (work, play, family,
> neighborhood, and yes, even Mafia Wars, etc. etc.) into one tool and one
> web page. I've even connected with people I knew in elementary school and
> people I knew from different towns I've lived in. YMMV but it fits me
> fine....and I don't have any virus or malicious applications with it as
> long as I've used it. It's not perfect, but I think it's the most useful
> social networking tool among the many out there.
>
>
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> Kim (4/21/2009 3:12:31 PM Mountain)


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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Re: So this is interesting!

Hey Brent Wolfe:

>A little light reading concerning Facebook and their policies.......


I don't see that has much to do with Facebook at all. I think Facebook
was mentioned once in the article. The article is about Blockbuster
policies, not Facebook.

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Kim (4/22/2009 1:24:18 PM Mountain)
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: So this is interesting!

Read the article again, and check the comments. Facebook gave Blockbuster
user tracing info by user id so they could target ads by your friends list.


"kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com> wrote in message
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> Hey Brent Wolfe:
>
>>A little light reading concerning Facebook and their policies.......

>
> I don't see that has much to do with Facebook at all. I think Facebook
> was mentioned once in the article. The article is about Blockbuster
> policies, not Facebook.
>
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> Kim (4/22/2009 1:24:18 PM Mountain)


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