It Takes Guts To Say ‘Yes’ To The Jesus Hoax

That Jesus guy seems to be popular right now.

First he popped up in Egypt to save a couple of kids and then there was the hoax about a movie that supposedly claimed that Jesus was gay.

Jesus-hoax

Now there is an email stating that  ‘It Takes Guts to Say Jesus’ could lead to the total erasure of your hard drive –

SUBJECT: Important Virus Warning

If you receive an email titled ‘It Takes Guts to Say ‘Jesus”.

DO NOT open it.

It will erase everything on your hard drive.

Forward this letter out to as many people as you can.

This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it.

This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; please share it with everyone that might access the internet.

Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in your address book so that this may be stopped.

AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time.

Please practice cautionary measures and forward this to all your online friends ASAP.

Of course the email is bogus.

It is not possible, at least as far as I am aware, for your hard drive to be erased as a consequence of an email message being read.

Despite what the email says, the inclusion of the names of IBM and AOL is not because they are associated with it in anyway but just to try and lend some false validity to the message.

The virus is not real so do not panic and don’t forward the email onto your friends.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. -Thnx 4 stopping by my blog Lee- finding yours was very useful – as this is such a unique blogging concept, and very practical! Am subscribing, Karenne

    • Hi Karenne.

      Thanks for visiting!

      I found your site through Darren’s 31 day challenge – how’s that going for you?

  2. Karl Doyle says:

    You can tell it is a hoax as soon as it says–Please practice cautionary measures and forward this to all your online friends ASAP.

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