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Snopes Warns of "Amazing Speech by Obama" Computer Virus

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It was brought to my attention that a new computer virus is circulating which is banking on your interest in the recent presidential election to lure you in.  Snopes has confirmed that various headlines like:

McCane (sic) dies of a heart attack

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Amazing  Speech by Obama

Election Center 2008:  Primary Results

World Welcomes Obama's Win

Barack Obama in Danger - McCain will fight for president post

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may appear to be from legitimate news sources but are actually a "prime opportunity for a renewed flood of malware-spreading spam."

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/obamaspeech.asp is the link to the Snopes warning. Check it out and spread the word.

Thank you to Victor Provenzano for the heads up on this.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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