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Hotmail Virus Scam!

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powelly

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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!
 
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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.
 
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