Holiday Malware Dangers - Think before you click
During Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays an extensive amount of e-commerce takes place. Just as in any public setting, there are folks who want to steal using deceptive practices. This high volume of transactions during the holiday season presents one of the best opportunties for tricky fraudulent scams to surface. These can deceive new users and the best of these can impact experienced users as well.
Malicious e-cards, email attachments, and web links may be used as bait. While AV protection helps, your best defense is to be viligent and use avoidance where possible. This includes avoiding "fun links" or suspicious items even from friends or family (as it may be coming from their infected PCs).
It's always best to avoid any risk that might create hours of unnecessary repairs or permanent loss of information or $$$. Always evaluate any link or attachment thoroughly before you click. As a 35 year IT veteran, I've almost been tricked a few times myself.
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QUOTE: Many of us consider the Internet community to be a collective conscience, and consider the dirty schemes that tricked us once upon a time to now be common sense no-nos. Unfortunately, newcomers to the Internet community do not (yet) have a means of digitally absorbing all of the wisdom we’ve learned as web-surfing veterans. While today, you’re likely to look at someone who’s never been on the Internet as an alien life form, many new users are surprisingly logging on for the first time. Even in the US, the advent of cheap broadband is leading more schools, offices, and households to incorporate the Internet as an everyday way of life, and with that come a lot of nuances. In addition to this, scammers are getting smarter and finding new ways to trick seasoned Internet users.
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