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Don't trust that Web Address!

Mar 19, 2010, 18:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"It used to be e-mail spam, while annoying, wasn't that harmful. Things have changed. During the last day I received e-mails promising that they contained news about March Madness; Sandra Bullock's possibly misbehaving husband; and Michael Jackson's estate making a deal for a mint of money. Every last one of them contained a link to Windows malware.

"I know this because, running a Linux system, I could safely visit these bogus Websites and watch Windows malware smack on my PC like bugs on a windshield. Most users though, if they'd clicked on through these links, could have ended up with one or more of the latest and greatest of Windows viruses."

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