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Social Net-Hacking

Yesterday, we told you about a hacker attack disguised as a Microsoft security alert. Another new threat consists of bogus social networking links that are simply a direct road to malware, at least according to a report from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.

I'm pretty savvy about computers, but there's a tiny part of me that's tempted to click on these links. I even had a boss that once clicked on an "I Love You" message...and you probably know the rest. The whole organization was infected with the "I Love You Virus."

These tricks will continue to work, which means anti-virus/anti-malware defenses have to be strong.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 21, 2008


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