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    Whaling

    I heard this over the radio from Clark Howard a couple of hours ago.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Howard

    It seems there's a new term (whaling) and virus floating on the internet.
    If you receive an email from the federal Govt. Re. case pending or something similar, you better not open it. As, it will not only send a worm into your system but can copy your passwords, personal information and take monies out of credit cards account.
    I may be wrong, but if the Feds want to get in touch with you they do it Via the US mail and not over the internet.

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    Call me stupid but if I didn't ask for it I don't open it. Thanks for the info.
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    I thought this was going to be something entirely different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retmilleo909 View Post
    I heard this over the radio from Clark Howard a couple of hours ago.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Howard

    It seems there's a new term (whaling) and virus floating on the internet.
    If you receive an email from the federal Govt. Re. case pending or something similar, you better not open it. As, it will not only send a worm into your system but can copy your passwords, personal information and take monies out of credit cards account.
    REEKS of urban legend. As a general rule, unless you have some crazy ass setting defined, simply opening an email will NOT automatically download (and open/execute) a file.

    I've been on the net for almost 15 years, and have only ONCE gotten a virus. I was young and dumb...and fixed it in less than an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vengeance05 View Post
    I thought this was going to be something entirely different.
    Whew! I did too. I thought I was going to have to stay away from the ocean or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Whew! I did too. I thought I was going to have to stay away from the ocean or something.
    I thought this was gonna be about my buddy who goes out hog slayin' ALL THE TIME.

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    i was afraid to open this thread cuz i thought it might have something to do with

    well
    you know...

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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
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    An old skid road
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    I was talking about uh... hockey. Yeah.

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