Coming Viral Attractions?
Joshua: After entering values in a range of spreadsheet cells, the computer asks you if you would like to play a game. Without waiting for an answer, the program replaces your data with a jumbled jigsaw puzzle. You must solve it within a time limit or the virus obliterates the data on your hard drive.
BurnBabyBurn: Your Internet company has just published its latest financial results online, but the clever little BurnBabyBurn virus knows that your "burn rate" will doom your business in a couple of months. The moment the financial report appears onscreen it starts burning up, leaving only black cinders.
Revenge_of_the_Observed: Your e-mail is being monitored, and this virus knows. It worms into bosses' computers, intercepts all their incoming or outgoing mail, and redirects it to the entire corporation.
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|Title Annotation:||computer viruses|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2000|
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