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Old 03-02-2007, 02:28 PM
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In 2007, cybercriminals will explore new territory. They'll launch attacks using consumer-collaborative sites such as MySpace and YouTube, instant messaging, image spam, send more targeted phishing scams and launch networks of zombie computers.

If you're not careful, you could install malicious software -- malware -- that will open up your PC to criminals. Or fall for a money-making scam.

Malware is an umbrella term for various types of malicious software or programs, including viruses, Trojan horses, worms and spyware. Most of what malware targets is confidential information, says David Marcus, security research and communications manager for McAfee Avert Labs. Malware writers look for data they can steal for a profit or use themselves, he says. "It's very financially motivated."

Unfortunately, cybercriminals can profit off consumers in a host of ways whether they're stealing money or information. Malware can search for passwords on a user's computer or install keystroke-logging software, among other exploits. Fraudsters generate revenue when someone clicks on their spam or through renting out networks of compromised computers called "botnets" to other cybercriminals. People duped into entering credit card or account information into phishing Web sites provide money-making resources for criminals.

Plus, these crooks make money buying and selling consumers' identities in the underground market.

"Identities are being sold on the Internet every day," says Ronald O'Brien, senior security analyst with Sophos Plc, an Oxford, England-based Internet security firm. "The more complete a profile is, the more valuable that profile becomes.
[ul][/ul]Happily, it's not hard to protect your computer from these schemes. "People don't need to be security experts," says Marcus. They need to be aware of security threats and what can happen, and then take the appropriate precautions, he says. "We don't think it's doomsday."

For starters, however, understand that anti-virus software protects your computer pretty well as long as you update it frequently, but it's not all you need to do.

"Anti-virus software is not always 100 percent," says Paul Wood, a senior analyst at MessageLabs. "It depends on how new the attack is," he says, adding that anti-virus software can only protect users from malware it already knows about. Given that malware writers can simply download anti-virus software from the Web like anybody else, they can test their attacks to see if the software detects it. They can then tweak their malware until it escapes discovery.
Old 03-03-2007, 01:21 PM
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protecting against any virus is easy and simple. mostly it is about
self dicipline and behaviour. simply install a router ($40) and nothing
can come in, unless YOU bring it in. how can you bring it in? downloads,
especially exe or com files - dont ! dont unless you know what you are doing.

as much as people fear a virus, the really bad stuff is the phishing where
someone makes you think you are logging on to a viable financial site and
you believe that you are logging on to your account.

what happens next is that you provide not only account info,
but passwords.

Wells Fargo, BofA, eBay, Paypal, to name a few are
popular target of the scams.

OUCH ! ! !

my advice?
look for the "s" in the "https"
then, at the welcome window of the site, BEFORE you provide account info,
make darn sure it is the site you want by looking at the browser's SUBJECT,
LOOK at the details on that line.

and the foremost and most important?
NEVER CLICK on a link for a financial institution unless you have manually
typed the link (then add to your FAVORITES or BOOKMARKS) OR
you are 100% X 2 sure it is not a phony site/link.

very common scams are the 2nd Chance Offers ebay.
remember THAT.

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