A virus is being sent to people who use WebTV. When theattachment is opened, it causes the unit to shut down andrestart–but instead of dialing the normal access number,the machine is reprogrammed to dial 911. This was discoveredwhen police turned up at some users’ homes while they werebusy getting their e-mail. Microsoft has created a patch thatwill automatically be installed when a WebTV user connectsto the internet.

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