Monday, September 07, 2009

Watch out for links in e-mail

People are wising up to the dangers of e-mail attachments. Many companies filter out specific types of file attachments. And security software will often catch malicious attachments.

So, scammers are increasingly using Web sites to infect victims' machines. They send out spam messages with links.

The links may or may not have an accompanying message. When you click one, you're taken to a malicious site. It will check your machine for security weaknesses. If it finds one, it will attempt to download malware to you. If not, it could try to trick you into downloading a file. Read more...