I love it, man...
I wonder if Yabenson is any relation of Haywood Jablowme, Jack Mehoff or Ilene and Ben Dover?
From http://www.govtech.net/magazine/gt/2000 ... Byte.phtml
"You've Got Paranoia!"
"Fear of the future fosters foolish Net prank.
Tellingly close to April Fool's Day, a story made the rounds of the hyperbolic and the gullible, purporting to report a grave threat to all computer owners: You're typing on a bomb! A bomb!
The National CyberCrime Prevention Foundation, which does not come up on any Web search, allegedly reported that clever hackers are capable of making any computer connected to the Internet go boom.
Behold, the breathless lead from the Weekly World News Online:
WASHINGTON--Right now, computer hackers have the ability to turn your home computer into a bomb and blow you to Kingdom Come -- and they can do it anonymously from thousands of miles away!
The Weekly World News "reporter" allegedly spoke to an Arnold Yabenson, president of the hard-to-find NCPF. Yabenson is quoted thus:
"It is already possible for an assassin to send someone an e-mail with an innocent-looking attachment connected to it. When the receiver downloads the attachment, the electrical current and molecular structure of the central processing unit is altered, causing it to blast apart like a large hand grenade."
"Yabenson" also promises that this technology will soon be in the hands of "terrorist cults" and "fanatical religious-fringe groups." Hundreds of planes will be remotely blown up at once by "patch[ing] into the central computer of a large airline," and, worst, "anyone who ... holds a grudge against you or just plain doesn't like your looks can kill you and never be found out."
No wonder the NCPF doesn't have a Web site ... "
http://www.heise.de/tp/deutsch/inhalt/g ... 974/1.html
and this site has a GREAT picture of Bill Gates, and a photo of a Linux book with a "Mature Content" warning sticker on it - sure wish I could read more Italian!
http://184.108.40.206/nl/nl2002/ml_inte ... io2002.htm