Socially engineered breach highlights security weakness

Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 2:02 PM EST

To office workers trudging to their cubicles, the promotion looked like a chance at sweet relief from the five-day-a-week grind. By simply running a free CD on their computers, they would have a chance to win a vacation. But the beguiling morning giveaway in London's financial district last month was more nefarious than it appeared.

Like flies to garbage, dozens of victims took the disc, unable to control the irresistible attraction of "free."

At InfoWorld.

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