What to do with that virus alert?

Friday, 14 June 2002, 1:16 AM EST

If a friend forwards an e-mail which warns that someone has unleashed yet another virus that will knock out your computer, what should you do?

Nothing, says an expert, because the original e-mail on the virus was probably created by a hoaxer, and the message is being circulated around by well-meaning people.

Hoaxes on the Internet are aplenty because their creators exploit the goodwill among people who want to protect their family and friends.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Hackers indicted for stealing Apache helicopter training software

Posted on 1 October 2014.  |  Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged with breaking into computer networks of prominent technology companies and the US Army and stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary data.


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

Wed, Oct 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //