People’s Daily reports that Tianjin-based China National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre warns Chinese Internet users of a Valentine’s ‘virus’ which may spread through emails and on-line chat services (such as QQ and MSN): watch out for “Vbs_Valentin.A” in “attachments disguised with Valentine blessings for February 14.” Now who would like to mislead us naïve lovers on such a day like February 14?
This looks a tad old hat as in 2006 the same warning was issued, although it was for the ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’ or Qi Xi 七夕, literally “The Night of Sevens,” sometimes called Magpie Festival.
So if you’re not so sure about opening your heart through instant messaging, you might want to order garlic chocolates from Japan (they probably stole the idea from the French).
In any case, here’s wishing everyone a virus-free Valentine’s Day!
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