Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This Cupid I don't need
With this weeks festive Valentine's Day celebration upon us, the social engineers are back at work. These folks come up with new and innovative ways to get you to open email and then own your machine. The payload is usually the eponymous Storm worm, so be on your guard. You can get more details about what the FBI thinks is in store for the rest of this week.
Don't fall for it. By using the tactics discussed in Security Mike's Guide you are reasonably protected, but there is nothing that substitutes for good old common sense.
I'm sure you have plenty of secret admirers, hopefully they'll send you flowers. Email solicitations to click on links, you don't need. If it seems too good to be true, it is. If it's a love note from someone that doesn't love you, don't open it.
The best way to protect yourself online is constant vigilance. Expect the worst from folks on the Internet, they rarely let you down.
Cupid image originally uploaded by Shoeless Joe/64.