Osama bin Laden photos on the Internet wage jihad against your hard drive [UPDATE]

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Osama bin Laden is dead. His body was buried at sea. The White House and the Pentagon have photos of the U.S. raid on his compound in Pakistan, but they haven't released the pictures to the public.

There's obviously a huge demand to see a photo or video of bin Laden with a bullet through his skull. But if you see an e-mail, or a tweet, or a Facebook update that offers you a link to those grisly images, DON'T click on it.

The FBI has issued an all-points bulletin that those links will land a virus on your hard drive with malware designed to wage jihad against your personal data.

The FBI today warns computer users to exercise caution when they receive e-mails that purport to show photos or videos of Usama bin Laden's recent death. This content could be a virus that could damage your computer. This malicious software, or "malware," can embed itself in computers and spread to users' contact lists, thereby infecting the systems of associates, friends, and family members. These viruses are often programmed to steal your personally identifiable information.

UPDATE: Obama tells "60 Minutes that the real photos are staying under wraps. There's no need to "spike the football.

STEVE KROFT: Did you see the pictures?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Yes.

STEVE KROFT: What was your reaction when you saw them?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: It was him.

STEVE KROFT: Why haven't you released them?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: You know- we discussed this internally. Keep in mind that- we are absolutely certain this was him. We've done DNA- sampling- and testing. And- and so there is no doubt that- we killed- Osama bin Laden. It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head- are not floating around- as- an incitement to additional violence. As a propaganda tool. You know, that's not who we are. You know, we don't trot out this stuff as trophies. You know, the fact of the matter is this was somebody who was- deserving of the justice that he received. And I think- Americans and people around the world are glad that he's gone. But- but we don't need to spike the football.

The nearest you're going to get to seeing bin Laden's death for now is this picture from the White House situation room taken Monday, showing the president, the secretaries of defense and state, and other key aides watching the takedown.

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5 comments
Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

People, they had shown how those photos are fakes.google: Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake (Sorry, Citypages only allows SOME people to post active links. Therefor I require you to use google) This Search will bring you to The Guardian UK, and it is safe site showing a couple faked photos.

In the photo above-Look at Hillary's reaction. It's sad to see how shocked she is by the details of her own job. Wow, did we ever dodge a bullet with her loss in the primaries. (dodged a bullet but stepped on an Obama mine)

And WTF is Rahm Emanuel doing there?

It's like a "Where's Waldo" when trying to find a Republican in that room.

Again; WTF is Rahm Emanuel (Mayor of Chicago) doing there?

Ol Sailor
Ol Sailor

Incredible growth in two years. This is the group that tried a Navy Seal for punching the #1 Al Qaida suspect in Iraq while capturing him...Now they are watching the Kill order on the #1 Al Qaida wearing pajamas and not having a weapon.

Donavon Cawley
Donavon Cawley

That's not Rahm Emanuel. That is the National Security Advisor, Denis McDonough. Not every single person who has horrible, sunken eyes is the mayor of Chicago.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Ah, my bad. Thanks for the correction.McDonough the new guy. Yet a long time member of the liberal circle jerk and pal of Tom Daschle.Hard to keep up with all the coming and going within the administration.

According to wiki, Denis McDonough is from Stillwater Minnesota.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

They had shown how those photos are fakes.http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl...

Look at Hillary reaction. Shocked by the details of her own job.

And WTF is Rahm Emanuel doing there?

It's like a "Where's Waldo" when trying to find a Republican in the room full of war mongers.

Again; WTF is Rahm Emanuel (mayor of Chicago) doing there?

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