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(SPAM) GIF Images Are Dangerous

GIF Images Dangerous Hoax

The post circulating on social media saying GIF Images are dangerous is false. Please find more details at the verification section of this article.

(SPAM) GIF Images Are Dangerous

The post circulating on social media saying GIF Images are dangerous is false. Please find more details at the verification section of this article.

Post Information:

Below post has been circulating on social media

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
VERY DANGEROUS
GIF IMAGE(Graphics Interchange Format)?☠?☠?☠This is a request to ALL my Friends on WhatsApp.
Please STOP sending GIF greetings or messages as they damage the battery apart from eating into the GBs/MBs.
As you all know batteries once gone cannot be replaced these days unless you buy duplicate/spurious stuff.
If you receive GIF forwards please DELETE immediately not only from the CHAT but also from the GALLERY.
GIF files keep running continuously in the Gallery even if you Delete from the Chat. In fact they start running from the time they enter your mobile until such time you delete it. ?☠
Please Delete when you receive and please don’t forward to others too. ??
Thank you. Cheers…P.S.
Kindly Save this message & fwd to your Relatives & Friends who are not Aware of “GIF” messages. Thanks again.

Verification:

Its a false message about GIF files. GIF files are animation files and they run only when they are opened.

Having said that we need to be careful about executable files being disguised as picture files or GIFs. Please read more about that at the link below.

https://www.quora.com/Can-a-virus-really-live-as-a-jpg-gif-mp3-or-other-seemingly-safe-file-How

Post Date: 3 Jan 2017

Post ID: #1981

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Shirley Cecil Westraadt
6 years ago

I have not willing signed up for check4spam and merely opened the link. Then I am told that I have registered at R15/day. Ridiculous, please unsubscribe me immediately. It also took all my money I had on my cellphone off. My cell no. 076 748 0077. Please unsubscribe me by return of this message…..

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