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FOOT-AND-MOUTH Believed to be First Virus Unable to Spread through Microsoft Outlook
March 29, 2001 5:34 AM   Subscribe

FOOT-AND-MOUTH Believed to be First Virus Unable to Spread through Microsoft Outlook "Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Symantec's AntiVirus Research Center today confirmed that foot-and-mouth disease cannot be spread by Microsoft's Outlook email application, believed to be the first time the program has ever failed to propagate a major virus." ;)
posted by Outlawyr (7 comments total)

 
[link via MeatFilter.com] I know, it's another Onion wannabe, but I thought this was pretty funny. Also, with April fools just around the corner, well, yah know.

Does anyone remember laughter?
posted by Outlawyr at 5:36 AM on March 29, 2001


*chuckle* Heh... Wow, a non-Outlook virus! Maybe I can let users on my network use M$ software again...
posted by SpecialK at 8:04 AM on March 29, 2001


Thank you for that chuckle.
posted by revbrian at 8:57 AM on March 29, 2001


Of course, I just had to spam all the geeks in my address book. Now look what you've done!
posted by silusGROK at 9:37 AM on March 29, 2001


wouldn't affect me - all my livestock is open source. i call it herdware
posted by quarsan at 1:50 PM on March 29, 2001


I was going to make a joke about how foot-and-mouth could still be transmitted via spam, since spam is (allegedly) meat.

Then I realized that spam is really its own classification of food.
posted by hijinx at 2:54 PM on March 29, 2001


Actually, it spreads through download sites.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:13 PM on March 29, 2001


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