Alert: Spyware Lures to Install Potentially Unwanted Software
Websense Security Labs is seeing a large increase in the number of websites and emails that use deception and/or browser vulnerabilities to install potentially unwanted software. The common theme among these threats is the use lures of possible spyware infections on your machine. In some cases, the scam actually reports fraudulent information regarding the security of your PC.
In many cases they also request money in return for cleaning the outlined security problems (we have seen as much as $500 per year). WebsenseŽ - Security Labs Alert: Spyware Lures to Install Potentially Unwanted Software
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