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.

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