Nov 10 2008

FAQ: I received a virus alert from an authoritative source. Should I forward it to my friends?

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If a tornado is heading straight for your town, would you strap a bullhorn to your car and drive around, yelling at everyone to find shelter?

Ask the authoritative source who issued the alert to send a copy of the alert to each of your friends. If you received the alert via a computer security mailing list, tell your friends about the list and give them instructions on how to sign up. (Caution: don’t add your friends to a mailing list without their permission. They might retaliate by adding you to hundreds of mailing lists without your permission.)

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