Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Why are people such retards?

I'm sure if you have half a brain you are aware of the Hallmark fake egreeting card virus that's going around.

I work at a Help Desk and one of our customers is a school board. We have gotten many cases of this virus. It's not the kids opening them. It's the TEACHERS. Yes, they are supose to be the people who educate today's children, but yet they cannot operate a computer using some half common sense.

Viruses are so 1990. Why do people STILL fall for them?

Funny thing is, I got this email in my inbox, one of those chain letters.

You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you.

It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE - it 'burns' the entire hard disc C.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in their contact list.

This is the reason why you must send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message multiple times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately

This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

McAfee discovered this virus yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.



Now those type of emails are exagerative and all, but you'd think that with those being sent, people would not open viruses. But they STILL open them.

Out of all people, my Grandma is the one that sent that email. She's not that computer savvy as computers are fairly new and complicated for someone that age, but even SHE knows not to open a virus, yet teachers that are suppose to be up to date and educated, still open viruses.

Not to pick on teachers, there are many other retards out there who still open viruses, though teachers should be the last people to do that...


Anonymous said...

I get that e-mail from time to time, and I usually follow up with a kind suggestion to research things before forwarding them. (Besides, I don’t have a “hard disc C.”)

Red Squirrel said...

Yeah I like how it says the virus can burn the hard drive lol.

Then again, after hearing of the bug in linux that can fry certain network cards, I suppose more is possible through software then we think, just need to get into deep level and talk directly to the device. But the odds of a virus doing this are slim, it would need to know the exact model of hdd, and there would need to be a flaw in the hdd design that allows it to do stuff. But to actually burn it, I doubt. :P