Residents of Mars are said to be hastily installing firewalls after being shocked to find an virus on a free toy they got from planet Earth. Martian spokesbeing, Tharg, reported 'Our younglings started playing with the little remote-controlled digger last week, and soon they all wanted a 'Curiosity Rover' for Christmas. We made an attempt to examine the toy to see if we could replicate it, to you know, get around the shipping charges.
We were immediately sorry that we ignored the 'Warranty void if seal broken' sticker as our probe then caught a bug. ' Tharg, admitted they regretted their complacency. 'We thought we were ok as we weren't connected to the world wide web, or at least, not that crappy world. Now we find their that blasted contraption actually had a bug, and worse, we are now being bombarded with adverts to upgrade software we never asked for.
Normally peaceful Martians are said to be close to a war footing last night after a particularly annoying piece of malware called 'McAfee' started to demand money on an almost hourly basis. Confronted with only a 'remind me later' option, where a simple 'no' would suffice, Martians everywhere are seeing red. Overnight a message has been etched out on the planet's surface, alongside the depiction of a large knob. 'Don't make us come over there.'