Valentine or virus?

Thursday, 15 February 2007, 12:21 AM EST

It could be a Happy Virus Day for you as virus writers love to take advantage of the blizzard of e-greeting cards swirling around the Internet.

Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure warns that the poisoned love letters already are circulating. The company says it has intercepted a nasty virus included in a spam campaign. The virus is disguised as a Valentine's Day greeting relayed via e-greeting card giant AmericanGreetings.com. According to F-Secure, when an e-card recipient clicks on the related e-mail link, it redirects you to a page asking you to install a fake Macromedia Flash Player by Adobe. This player actually is a Trojan horse program that downloads and installs a password-stealing virus onto the user's system.

At Security Fix.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The Internet of Things is unavoidable, securing it should be a priority

The Internet of Things (IoT) started like any other buzzword: poorly defined, used too often, and generally misunderstood. However, it stood the test of time and is now increasingly becoming part of everyday language, even with those outside the IT world.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Jul 27th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //