August 31, 2011

This Just In - Fidel Castro Is Still Not Dead

The Miami Herald reports that the latest rumors about Fidel Castro are actually part of an attempt to infect computers.
According to Naked Security, the original message emerged early August as an email message with the subject “Fidel Castro is dead,” followed by a picture of him in a casket. Naked Security determined that the message about Castro was fake and linked it to programs designed to disrupt computer systems.
And while some folks can be lauded for trying to get an insider's view, Cuba's most famous blogger had this to say:
“My phone hasn’t stopped ringing. Everybody is asking me if it’s true that Fidel Castro is very sick,” was part of the message (Yoani) S├ínchez wrote on her Twitter account around 3 p.m. Tuesday. “I DON’T KNOW, and if it were true, we Cubans would be the last ones to find out.”
So don't open any attachments to a "Fidel Is Dead" message, and don't forward it, because he's still not dead.  Although I suspect he'd be pleased at the attempt to disrupt our Imperialistic social networking capabilities.

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