Stop telling me about

Please people, stop telling me that (or bu_tnoo7) is a hacker and I shouldn’t add him to my facebook account.

It’s already wasted far too much bandwidth, the message itself that is forwarded is technically rubbish, and you yourself are being used by the “virus” as the propagation mechanism.

Oh, and before I get a load of comments on “how do you know”, “what makes you an expert” – I teach a course on hacking to the Masters courses, and if you don’t believe me, then do some research yourself –


If you receive this or a similar message, please do not forward it to your friends and colleagues. Forwarding unsolicited chain letters wastes time and bandwidth.

6 Replies to “Stop telling me about”

  1. *claps* Glad it’s not just me that thinks this.

    I hate the way some people will blindly copy & forward rubbish like this. First it was email (remember the ‘good times virus’, followed by countless others?), then all the chain ‘forward this or you will have bad luck’ type emails and forum / site comments and now we have idiots posting this drivel all over facebook.

    Even if you’re not aware that this type of ‘hacking’ is laughably improbable, how difficult is it to do an internet search? 10 seconds of your time would save you from posting this to everyone you know and making you look like an idiot.

  2. Agreed. Thanks for the link to the Sophos page. I always try to check these things first before forwarding them and if I find a page explaining it’s a hoax, I usually send it to the person that sent the hoax to me. I doubt they bother to tell all THEIR friends, though! I guess we’ll never get rid of these damn things …

  3. thank you! very good to hear you say so, i my self am trying to fight a war against the chain-letters. they are the most annoying and stupid thing ever on the web, and will one day make the whole net collapse into electronic waste … anyway, kudos!

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