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10/10/10/ Virus on October 10, 2010 at 10:10am? Just a Scareware!

Posted on 10 October 2010 by author

There’s been a special connotation to dates like Friday the 13th and December 21, 2012 or at the end of a decade. If you’ve been looking at some net rumors, there’s also been a netwide rumor going around that a very very special virus will be released at 10:10 AM of October 10, 2010. This has already been debunked by major Anti-Virus specialists.

You can think of this as an Internet Doomsday phobia like Paraskevidekatriaphobia (Fear of Friday the 13th). Like what people will always think about numerical dates that show sequencing and/or predictions made by self made prophets about the end of a decade. October 10, 2010 shows 10/10/10 on a numerical date or if you want to get Roman with it, XXX (how cartoons portray death).

It shows you that even in this day and age, mass panic and hysteria can still grip people in it’s wake and make them act (or gossip) irrationally. Apocalyptophobia at it’s best.

Sure, there’s a lot of events that are happening on this “ominous” date (such as my cousins ball-and-chain, i.e., wedding) and like Greenp0isons release to iOS 4.1 users, this is a special date. But to make a big and bad thing about it so it will spread can get a bit overboard.

What people need to do is to be careful everyday against Virus, Trojans and Malware. People don’t need to be afraid of specific dates when a virus is rumored to be released. For all you know, your computer can already be attacked and you only have your Anti-virus software to thank for your protection.



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  1. Wendell (Reply) Posted on October 11th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    it’s already 10/11/10

     

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