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is there a "Ute Lehr" virus around?


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  • Tom Curtin

    (This answer submitted by Todd Nashville)

    This has been translated to english from foreign sites.

    The grammar and spelling may be off.

     

    Can "Ute Lehr" destroy the hard drive?

    At present, a chain letter is circulating again on WhatsApp: This time, warnings are being made against "Ute Lehr" and other contacts. These would spread a virus that would destroy the hard drive. Do users need to be worried about their data? That's what experts say about the chain letter.

     

    In the messenger service "WhatsApp" is currently circulating a chain letter warning of "Ute Lehr".

     

    The chain letter in the text: " Please tell all the people in your list that they should not accept the contact" Ute Lehr "! This is a virus (via whatsapp) that destroys the whole hard drive and pulls down the data, if one caught your contacts, you are also affected because he eats through the list! If you call the number 01719626509, do not take off! Is a hacker and it will be affected all your contacts! It is also this morning from EUROP1 and SAT1 has been confirmed! Forward! "

     

    It is not the first time that chain letters with such names are going around. Already in 2017, similar chain letters circulated on WhatsApp, warning for example "Hannes Bochtler", "Tobias Mathis" or "Marcel Hohmann".

     

    The technology portal mimikama.at reveals a recent attempt with the mesh of data clutter . As the experts report, a nearly identical chain letter with the ominous name "Ute Christoff" has been causing anxiety and horror around the data of many users since 2015.

     

    As with its predecessors "Ute Lehrs", the chain letter poses no danger to user data. Experts justify this quite simply: The attempt in this way to fish data, fails already technically. It is simply not possible to catch a virus this way. According to the technology portal , no contact can access the hard drive of another smartphone.

     

    If you have a Trojan in mind, do not forget one thing: To capture such a virus, an installation would be necessary - but that is not the case in this case! Also the rumor, one could carry off damage, as soon as a friend or other contact is concerned, is fictitious.

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  • debuch
    Thanks Tom. Appreciated very much!

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  • Subhendu Sen
    In general, mobile phones are not effected by any virus. They have such a built-in mechanism that can prevent virus strongly.
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