Sunday, September 23rd 2007

Symantec Sends False Warning of 'Full-Scale Internet Meltdown'

Any of Symantec's corporate customers got quite the scare on Friday night, when Symantec's automatic security servers sent warning of a level 4 alert. Symantec uses a 1-4 scale for threats, 1 for minor inconvenience, 4 for what Neowin calls a "full-scale internet meltdown". Symantec has rarely issued even a level 3, and has never issued a level 4 alert. However, the careful reader would have seen this line of text at the bottom of the E-mail, buried in a sea of hyperlinks.
Summary: threatcon test threatkhanh otrs
Soon afterwords, Symantec released an official statement, saying that the level 4 alert was merely a test.Source: Neowin
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37 Comments on Symantec Sends False Warning of 'Full-Scale Internet Meltdown'

#2
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That was no mistake... then fucked up and then call it a mistake.
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#3
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: wazzledoozle
Wheres a tinfoil hat when you need one?
I can make tin foil hats :).
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#4
theonetruewill
Temp Ban Zek now! Please Wazzle!:D:D:D He's too close to 5000 posts!
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#5
Ben Clarke
So can I, but they look more like rectangles.
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#6
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: theonetruewill
Temp Ban Zek now! Please Wazzle!:D:D:D He's too close to 5000 posts!
Too late :).
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#8
Ben Clarke
I kinda wanted to see a full scale Internet war. And cue...

Wait... I'll make a movie in Paint about it!
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#9
LonGun
Symantec never got it right. From protection to back up & restore, narrow down to costs, worst to uninstall. Shame on them.
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#10
LonGun
OO
by: theonetruewill
NO
You made my windows "scroll" man agRRR!!! :slap: :nutkick:
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#13
Ben Clarke
Yeah. LVL 4 is like, imminent meltdown, like the Internet's Chernobyl.
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#14
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Ben Clarke
Yeah. LVL 4 is like, imminent meltdown, like the Internet's Chernobyl.
Thats a very nice way to describe it. :D
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#16
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Ben Clarke
Yeah. LVL 4 is like, imminent meltdown, like the Internet's Chernobyl.
I would say its more like george bush thinking that little red button is actually a computer game.........

(those of you who have seen 2DTV will get this joke....)

Hence accidentally wiping half the earth leaving George Micheal with a slight funny taste in his mouth....

while the ants struggle to rebuild their hives the birds bake pies & bread n butter pudding for bake sales.....


oh look....ozzy osborne is out in force with a straw....
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#17
LonGun
lil red button? you mean to launch the missles?
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: LonGun
lil red button? you mean to launch the missles?
no i mean to defrib a roast turkey
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#20
hat
Maximum Overclocker
How does the internet meltdown?
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#21
zekrahminator
McLovin
It expands and sags like a peep in a microwave oven.
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#23
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: PVTCaboose1337

i dk where you got that, but on the button is written "easy" in Portuguese ;)
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#24
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
How do you say easy in Portuguese? I want that one.

Oh PT your just joking your primary language is spanish :)

Edit: O its the same in Portuguese.
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#25
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: PVTCaboose1337
How do you say easy in Portuguese? I want that one.

Oh PT your just joking your primary language is spanish :)

Edit: O its the same in Portuguese.
....... you just said that to piss me off didn't you? :mad:
ontopic: i tought symantec was smarter than this
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