Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A New Virus Scare

A friendly public service announcement. Oh, I'm not being sarcastic or anything! This seems to be authentic.

Check out this link from the Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus blog for a warning about a new virus scare.

Also, my office just sent out a note about this saying we should "unregister" the Microsoft picture & fax viewer. I can send you the instructions on how to do this, if interested.

Don't people have anything better to do than to create this stuff?


lemming said...

I love my Mac.

I love my Mac.

I love my Mac.

(I do download anti-virus on a regular basis anyway.)

Joe said...

Goooooood lemming.

(The day when someone finally writes a cross-platform virus has me quaking in my boots, because the Macs will be in a world of hurt.)

For our school-owned machines, we're actually using a 3rd-party patch developed outside Microsoft. It comes reasonably well reviewed, and this one is making the PtB very nervous...

Joe said...

Microsoft has issued its patch, 5 days ahead of schedule. Windows users should run Windows Update right now.

Rob said...

Joe, thanks very much!