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Author Topic: News Article: Obama Sex Video Serves Up Malware  (Read 1998 times)

Ehtyar

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News Article: Obama Sex Video Serves Up Malware
« on: September 14, 2008, 03:52:48 AM »
Emails are circulating attempting to fleece the reader into watching a hoax home-sex video, only to infect their PC with malware.

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Cyber crooks are trying to cash in on fascination with the US presidential race by sending trick email promising a sex video starring candidate Barack Obama, says Sophos, a computer security firm.

Email recipients gullible enough to click on an enclosed link get to see a seemingly homemade sex video that doesn't feature the presidential contender but does secretly install malicious software on people's computers.

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Re: News Article: Obama Sex Video Serves Up Malware
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 05:56:48 AM »
 ;D Well, I'd say this isn't very original, just by checking my spam section in gmail, I could get a few of thses, but promising "britney spears sex", "angelina jolie nude" and even nude pictures of myself!  ;D ;D
Honestly, these days, I'm not even sure if someone who is stupid enough to open one of those emails from someone who he doesn't know should have a computer at all..

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Re: News Article: Obama Sex Video Serves Up Malware
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 09:55:25 AM »
I'm not even sure if someone who is stupid enough to open one of those emails from someone who he doesn't know should have a computer at all..
100% Correct! You can not protect people from themselves, and attempting to do so only forces the rest of us to suffer. The information super-highway (like the interstate highway) simply requires that one drives their carputer defensively.