STORM WORM/OLYMPICS

August 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

If you get any cool news-breaking links about the Olympics…the Beijing bird flu…or, for that matter anything containing a link from someone you don’t know or even more someone you know, but the style seems unusual–that latter is a near-guarantee of spam or viral infection.  Don’t click on the links.  The reference to the “storm worm” isn’t incidental.  If you ever see something that’s untitled and a jpg file or a gif file (picture.jpg, movie.gif, that kinda thing)…assume it’s badware.  Downloading the Haute Secure software would also be a good idea at this point, because it’s a continually-maintained list of badware sites.  The one weakness of things like Haute is that once a site gets on it’s nearly impossible to get off.

–Glenn

To give all due kudos, that article is from PC World Business and should be read thoroughly and carefully.  And as an entirely unrelated comment, I remember Singapore.

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