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#1 sandcrab

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:03 PM

I searched for a similar topic and didn't find a match, so here is my question. I heard on a radio program that their are viruses that start all by themselves on
e-mail. They said you will see a e-mail that says something like "kisses from cindy" Normally you would simply delete it, but some viruses would infect your
computer the moment you highlited the e-mail to delete it. You didn't need to open any attachments to get the bug, all it had to do was get by your firewall and
as soon as you tried to delete it you got infected. I am asking all the gurus here any way to protect your self from something like this. I don't have any technical
specs about the bug, just that you need to watch your e-mail.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:50 AM

Email Attachments: How to Protect Yourself:Phishing is an Internet scam that uses spoofed email and fraudulent Web sites which appear to come from or masquerade as legitimate sources. The fake emails and web sites are designed to fool respondents into disclosing sensitive personal or financial data which can then be used by criminals for financial or identity theft. The email directs the user to visit a web site where they are asked to update personal information such as passwords, user names, and provide credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. Spear Phishing is a highly targeted and coordinated phishing attack using spoofed email messages directed against employees or members within a certain company, government agency, organization, or group. These fraudulent emails and web sites, however, may also contain malicious code which can spread infection.
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