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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
09/27/03: Fake Postcard Virus

Tech Support Pits:
From Nora=== Dear Webby I got some mail that said that by sending a postcard to somebody I can then spy on their computer. What's the REAL story there ? Thanks, Nora Dear Nora Remember, spammers lie. They will write any BS to con some dumb sheep out of their money. Sure, if somebody is stupid enough to click on an exe file arriving as an attachment, then they can get a worm that will build a back door for a hacker. Nothing new about that. With normal postcards, like the ones on the 48,300 sites that use the software, there is NO attachment, ever. They just have a link that goes to a web page that shows you your postcard. If you get something, anything, with an attachment that looks like a worm or virus, your anti-virus program will get it. Or you will dump it. But it is very unlikely that you will have a sillyness attack so severe that YOU would click on weird stuff like that. Just dump that spam and don't worry about it. REAL postcards don't have exe files attached. Have FUN DearWebby
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