June 17, 2008

It's Firefox 3 Download Day

Follow-up to Get a fantastic web browser, and set a Guinness World Record from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Writing about web page http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/

Firefox 3 should be released about now.

For the next 24 hours, all full downloads (updates do not count) should count towards their world record attempt. So what are you waiting for?

Download Day


- 3 comments by 1 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Sue

    I’ve just had this warning sent to me:-

    BIG virus coming

    I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!

    I checked snopes.com, this morning, and it’s for real!!

    Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

    You should be alert during the next several weeks. Do not

    open any message with an attachment entitled “POSTCARD”,

    regardless of who sent it to you.

    It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which “burns”

    the whole hard disc (C drive) of your computer. This virus

    will be received from someone who has your e-mail address

    in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to

    send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive

    this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

    If you receive a mail called “POSTCARD”, even though sent

    to you by a friend, do not open it! This includes all cards,

    too. Shut down your computer immediately.

    This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been

    classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

    This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there

    is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply

    destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where your vital

    information is kept.

    COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.

    REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT

    ALL OF US.

    17 Jun 2008, 20:22

  2. According to Snopes, the virus that message refers to is real, but the email blows it all out of proportion:

    Although the Postcard virus is real, it isn’t a “BIG VIRUS COMING” (it’s already been around in multiple forms for a long time now), it will not “burn the whole hard disc” of your computer, CNN didn’t classify it as the “worst virus” ever, and it doesn’t arrive in messages bearing a subject line of ‘Invitation.’

    17 Jun 2008, 20:28

  3. Has anyone ever heard of anyone who actually had their computer slapped by such a virus?

    18 Jun 2008, 10:30


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