Sunday, July 01, 2007

Bots on MySpace and Trojans in Shockwave

Malware is everywhere. You can't escape it. The old rule that it only sat on porn, gambling and other unsavory sites, doesn't hold true anymore. Anyone can get in from regular surfing on straight and normal web sites.

Here's two reports about bots on MySpace and Trojans in Shockwave.

Along the same lines, this is a story in eWeek about research by Dr. James Blascovich about the psychology of clicking on links, and why even tech-savvy people can get hooked.

Malware is even in greeting cards, according to this Computer World article.

The lesson to be learned, I guess, is to just stop surfing the web, at all. But definitely don't open any greeting cards. They might be rigged.


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