Received My First Skype SPAM…

…and it’s a doozy since I’m on a Mac… behold it’s brilliance:

WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
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ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Win98
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair
utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

[URL Deleted]

Who thinks this crap works?

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2 Comments

  1. Wow, I’d say that’s a “must-install” kind of patch. So good of them to contact you via Skype and let you know that they found out that you need that patch!

    Anybody who uses a computer should know by now to never, ever “click the link”. Always always ALWAYS check to see if the URL goes where you THINK it should go. There is no substitute for eternal vigilance in this matter.

  2. Wow, I’d say that’s a “must-install” kind of patch. So good of them to contact you via Skype and let you know that they found out that you need that patch!

    Anybody who uses a computer should know by now to never, ever “click the link”. Always always ALWAYS check to see if the URL goes where you THINK it should go. There is no substitute for eternal vigilance in this matter.

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