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NEWS - February 10, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / February 10, 2007 12:44 AM PST

Valentine virus warning

Security experts are warning PC users to be on guard against viruses masquerading as Valentine's Day messages, which could damage computers.

"Computer users should keep a wary eye on any romantic messages received by e-mail, as many of them could contain malicious code," said US security firm PandaLabs after detecting an increase in a worm it dubbed Nurech.A.

The worm hides in emails with subjects like: "Together You and I," "Til the End of Time Heart of Mine."


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