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A conversation we had in the office yesterday: "Now, if someone's got any sense they'll put out a virus called McVeigh today, say it's a picture or video or something". "Yeah, and millions of people would be stupid enough to open the attachment."

Eh voila! A McVeigh "bootleg video clip" of the Oklahoma bomber dying. Follow the link and download, er, the SubSeven Trojan that will give those naughty hacker people control of your PC. It's depressingly predictable ain't it?

It would seem, despite all the hype, that no one managed to hack into the video link-up sent from Terre Haute to blood-hungry relatives in Oklahoma City, but then are we at all surprised? Nope.

Of course, we haven't actually heard from people that have been sent the link to the McVeigh "video" - we've just read it in all the papers - so this may well be a case of the media creating the news. Either way, it doesn't really matter.

The man that killed 168 people died. He would have done it anyway. And people are stupid enough to open attachments from people they don't know (learning from experience is supposed to be instinctive). Nothing to see here people. Move along. ®

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