Thursday, September 08, 2005
PC Virus Not Infecting Macs - But Affecting Macs ... Yes!
Have any of you seen this problem in your email?
I am investigating the implications of this problem; as it seems to be a PC virus that is spreading rapidly. At the moment, I am getting about 8 such messages a minute. It is NOT a Mac OS virus or a Mac OS problem - I have Yahoo Mail and read it via Mail.app in Mac OS 10.4 Tiger.
I have checked my mail via the online Yahoo Mail reader and my inbox fills with these type of messages almost as soon as I delete them.
It's been going on for over a week now. I haven't seen any major Computer news outlet talking about it. Ironically, it seems to have started right about the day Hurricane Katrina hit. Hmmmmm .........
I can't tell if I have truly bounced a message or put in the wrong email address or not - as all mail looking like this is going to junk now.
If you read the message - most have a lot of garble at the top - but then seem to be advertisements for Viagra and Cialis.
[UPDATE] Kinda clairvoyant that I posted this with a major article coming out today about Mac Users being foolish for thinking they are immune to viruses ...
I'll let you look at a comment I made at Slashdot for details: