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

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  1. zekrahminator

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    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.
    Soon afterwords, Symantec released an official statement, saying that the level 4 alert was merely a test.

    Source: Neowin
     
  2. wazzledoozle

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    Wheres a tinfoil hat when you need one?
     
  3. PVTCaboose1337

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    That was no mistake... then fucked up and then call it a mistake.
     
  4. zekrahminator

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    I can make tin foil hats :).
     
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    So can I, but they look more like rectangles.
     
  7. zekrahminator

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    Too late :).
     
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  9. Ben Clarke

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    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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    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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    You made my windows "scroll" man agRRR!!! :slap: :nutkick:
     
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    So does level 4 make it a, Red Alert?
     
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    I think so
     
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    Yeah. LVL 4 is like, imminent meltdown, like the Internet's Chernobyl.
     
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    Thats a very nice way to describe it. :D
     
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    Yup, I know.
     
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    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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    lil red button? you mean to launch the missles?
     
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    no i mean to defrib a roast turkey
     
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    How does the internet meltdown?
     
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    i dk where you got that, but on the button is written "easy" in Portuguese ;)
     
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    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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