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FBI warns of email with bin Laden 'death' video

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
An undated photo of al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan. (AP)

An undated photo of al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan. (AP)

The FBI is warning computer users against unsolicited emails purporting to show photos or videos of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The bureau says they may contain a virus that can steal personal identification information or infect a computer. In a statement Tuesday, the bureau cautioned that such malicious software can even be passed along unknowingly by a friend or family member.

The FBI urged the public to adjust privacy settings on social networking sites to make it more difficult for people to post material.

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