Imagine a normal day at work. You, a cup of coffee and, obviously, your computer. First things first: operation log in. Many of us have fallen into this rut and we don’t even realize that this apparently insignificant action dictates how the rest of the day goes. As you go through piles and piles of e-mails, the peril of suspicious attachments looms closer than you'd think.
Despite the nefarious and dastardly deeds carried out by many hackers, from emptying money out of someone’s bank account to stealing identities, lurking somewhere in the depths of our minds there may be a grudging respect for their skills.
I spy on the FBI
It’s usually politicians who have an uncanny ability to put a foot in their mouths in the most spectacular of fashions. For example, in an attempt to woo the electorate a senior politician may stand up and say their party represents good old-fashioned family values.
What's in a Shady Update? Trojan, Anyone?
Cybercriminals are well known for their preference to cash in on people’s interest in what’s new and hot in the e-world. Web sites apparently hosting the latest browser updates count as classic honeypots as it would almost be a shame for e-crooks to disregard the huge potential of security conscious users' fears in the race for illegal gains.
A website that provides emoticons for Skype, the popular internet phone and video chat service has been flagged as malicious.
Users are being tempted to download the emoticons by emails informing them of the new Skype emoticons.