Saturday, February 10, 2007

Valentines Day: An Opportunity for Virus Mayhem

Computer experts are warning the public to keep an eye out for worm-laden Valentine's Day email messages. Social engineering is often used to fool unwary computer users into opening malign emails during special occasions like the upcoming Valentine's Day. You think you've received someone's romantic or love-besotted message to you, so you open it without thinking, and then it's too late. Your machine is infected with a worm that assimilates it into a bot-net army that spews out spam and more copies of the worm. Be forewarned and forearmed. If people want to send you a Valentine's Day message, let them do it the old fashioned way. It'll mean more.