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Windows 7: Have you heard of the Happy Hour virus?

27 Nov 2013   #1
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Have you heard of the Happy Hour virus?

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Vigilant Naked Security reader Betty Kann has alerted us to an online service that she felt security-conscious sysadmins ought to be made aware of.

We thought so too, but ended up on the horns of a "disclosurelemma."

That's where warning administrators in case their users access the service and thus trivialise computer security might cause users to access the service and thus trivialise computer security.

Created by an advertising agency in Boulder, Colorado, the website, called Happy Hour Virus, lets you deliberately simulate a security problem in order to leave work early.
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28 Nov 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

Not this type of Virus from Happy Hour
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28 Nov 2013   #3
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I bet a lot of people are going to trick their friends with this.
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28 Nov 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Anybody that would do this on a computer that doesn't belong to them would not be my friend or work for me very long.
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29 Nov 2013   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Unless they do that to their own pc.
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29 Nov 2013   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

It's just a browser simulating a BSOD or monitor or kernal problem, you press esc to exit.
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