Beware of malicious e-greetings and fraudulent seasonal e-mails


A time period between December and early January is traditionally the most suitable for getting spyware or virus infection. As the holiday season draws closer, Internet users begin greeting one another, and various marketing companies as well as small merchants intensify their advertising campaigns. There is nothing wrong in such a flurry, but yearly statistics just send into a tizzy: bogus e-greeting cards, fake salutatory e-mails and instant messages, loads of Christmas and New Year spam and finally seasonal advertisements leading to insecure web sites have been used to secretly install spyware, adware, browser hijackers, trojans, numerous keyloggers and other confidential data thieves into millions of computers every year. Beware of malicious e-greetings and fraudulent seasonal e-mails

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th December 2005 1:05AM