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Archive for August, 2008

Anatomy of a malware scam

I came across this article and that it is a great read. This explains how the fake anti-virus and malware warnings do, and how they try and fool people.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/22/anatomy_of_a_hack/

Recognize phishing scams and fraudulent e-mails

Phishing is a type of deception designed to steal your valuable personal data, such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or other information.

Con artists might send millions of fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from Web sites you trust, like your bank or credit card company, and request that you provide personal information.
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing/identify.mspx

At the bottom, they make a suggestion for Windows Live! OneCare. The software is ok. If you do not have security software, please consult BTS, for the best possible solution for your comptuer(S)!