Hotmail Virus Scam!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by powelly, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. powelly

    powelly Guest

    Could hotmail be trying to scare its users into upgrading their free accounts to it premium service.

    Earlier tonight my wife tried to email a jpg from her hotmail account, on trying to upload it she got this message!


    clicking the link takes you to hotmails premium sign up page.

    now the way I understand it there is no way a jpg can carry an active virus ( feel free to prove me wrong here ) and secondly when she tried again a minute later the "virus" had gone and she was able to upload and send the picture

    That stinks of intimidation to me!
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    A jpeg can carry a virus. It looks and acts like a picture, but a very decent programmer can make it carry out an action, such as executing a virus.
  3. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    yep, what nick says, tis true! :(
  4. powelly

    powelly Guest