Clever, Clever Virus Writers

So, as you people who continue to insist on using Windows despite the mounting hassle and falling return there is for doing so peruse your e-mail, beware of stuff like this:

Dear user of Sfsmith.com,

Your e-mail account  will be disabled because  of improper using in next
three days, if you  are still wishing to use  it, please, resign your
account information.

Please,  read the  attach for  further details.

Best wishes,
The Sfsmith.com team                    http://www.sfsmith.com

----------ymbcwvmdrwoeqpmvcxno
Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="Document.pif"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="Document.pif"

How do I know this is fake? The bad English is a good start. The second is, of course, that I own and administer my own domain–somehow they even bounced it through my server. Third, to maintain my account, I know that no local document or application will be sent to me.

Most of you, however, won’t. So consider the alternatives.

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