Web postcards hide Trojan horse programs

Wednesday, 6 April 2005, 5:01 AM EST

Beware of Web postcards bearing greetings. That's the advice from The SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center (ISC), which is warning about e-mail messages that pose as Web postcards, then direct recipients to a Web site that installs a Trojan horse program.

The new attacks use sophisticated social engineering techniques to trick users into installing Trojan remote access programs that can fool antivirus and firewall software by appearing to be authorized applications like IRC (Internet Relay Chat) software, ISC said.

By Paul Roberts at InfoWorld.

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