Blogging Without a ‘Net

I am in the campus computer lab right now.  A major windstorm took us offline yesterday. I probably wouldn’t have trudged clear across campus in the wet and the cold just to plug into a hard wire, but I had several jobs to do, and I knew you all would be missing me and wondering what was up.

I’m pretty lucky because I could put my computer in my satchel and heft it to somewhere it works.  Tilden has some sort of worm or trojan horse virus crawling around in the guts of her computer. Last time I talked to her she said she was getting ready to do battle with the offender. She’s not been online since.

Perhaps we should all pitch in and get her CyberDefender, the malware removal software. I love mine. It keeps me stress free and secure. Preventing a virus from gaining access to your computer is cheaper and easier then repairing it after the damage has been done.

Virus Alert ~ This is Real

Virus update (NO JOKE)

This is legitimate. Please pass this along to your friends.

The newest virus circulating is
The UPS/FedEx/DHL Delivery Failure…

You will receive an email from UPS/Fed Ex Service along with a packet number.

It will say that they were unable to deliver
A package sent to you on such-and-such a date.

It then asks you to print out
The invoice copy attached.

DON’T TRY TO PRINT THIS.
IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!

Pass this warning on to all your PC operators
At work and home.

This virus has caused Millions of dollars
In damage in the past few days.

Snopes confirms that it is real.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp