Who the fuck created internet viruses?

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  1. MONK

    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    Just logged on and some shit bird virus tried to take over my PC. An FBI page came up, locked my PC and said I needed to send $300 to the FBI via MoneyPak and my "viewing of illegal websites" would not be pursued.

    Really motherfuckers?

    System restore and back in about 30 seconds.

    What a shitty thing to do to people. I bet thousands have fallen for this. Bullshit it is. :pissed:
     
  2. Mr. Potato Head

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    Chinese did.
     
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    Twenty-five years ago, students at the University of Delaware began experiencing strange symptoms: temporary memory loss, a lethargic drive, and fits of rage. This wasn’t just any old flu—it was the world’s first personal computer virus. Known as Brain, the bug destroyed memory, slowed the hard drive, and hid a short copyright message in the boot sector, introducing the world to two soon-to-be hacker celebrities.
    In 1986, coders Basit and Amjad Farooq Alvi were just 17 and 24, respectively, running a computer store in Lahore, Pakistan. When they discovered that customers were circulating illegal copies of software they’d written, the brothers decided to retaliate. Brain was their attempt to scare pirates straight, but, as the creators tell it, the virus was never intended to be malicious. In a 2011 interview with F-Secure, a Finnish anti-virus company, the brothers called the bug a “friendly virus,” one that “was not made to destroy any data.” Why else would they have stamped the virus code with their names, their phone numbers, and the address of their shop?

    Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/1246...brothers-created-first-pc-virus#ixzz2RjOV57TX
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  5. MONK

    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    My virus didn't offer me one from "Column A" and one from "Column B" though.
     
  6. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I have no clue what those things look like anymore. Linux bro for over a year now. The best part, virus free :cheer:
     
  7. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    That's bullshit. I was barely able to pull together 300 bucks when it happened to me.
     
  8. Vdrummer35

    Vdrummer35 Well-Known Member Banned User

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    howchie invented the internet & cashes your payment. sorry Hai bro. :hat:
     
  9. DarkFriday

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  10. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Insert Witty Title Here Staff Member

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    I need to find some Linux whores. :nocheer:
     
  11. MONK

    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    So when you download Linux it blocks porn sites? Fuck that I will take the FBI malware. :hhh:
     
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    Vdrummer35 Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I still get faxes like that daily, my boss won't let me unplug it because they think we might get bussiness from it one day? :facepalm:
     
  13. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    :jj:

    No, I meant getting a virus on Linux is like getting struck by lightning. It doesn't happen.
     
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    What's really odd is you don't even need Norton, macafee, etc,etc on a tablet...they never get viruses

    Why monk?
     
  15. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member

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    I had that one too on my laptop a few months. Hadn't heard of it before then so it freaked me out. Make sure you do a thorough scan of your computer Monk to see if there is any other hidden gems.
     
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  17. MONK

    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    So tell me more Pooch.

    Linux blocks malware, trojans and shit? I logged off before and all was good.

    I log on and my laptop goes right to an "FBI" site telling me to send $$$.

    Looked kinda like this.....

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  18. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Dawg have you ever tried Ashampoo? It works great but it's a huge resource hog. Plus it doesn't like Microsoft Security Essentials. I have to turn off Ashampoo when Microsoft is doing a scan.
     
  19. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    Well tell me monk
     
  20. Phil McKrakin

    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

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    Fuck if I know...I've never gotten one. Looks like my $50/year anti virus shit seems to be working. :dontknow: