7 July 2005


Another newspaper article on home PC users and their trials with spyware/malware. Terrifying. And a commenter posted to a detailed experiment testing what methods are used to capture individuals' computers. More terrifying. The author of the article put together a test machine and jumped on the Internets to see what's what. He followed some Yahoo searches to look for games and almost immediately aquired a trojan. Check out the details of how it happened. If you're not careful, you could be next.

After reading about some of the geeks that were helpless to accidental infections (wipe, re-image), I didn't feel so bad about not being able to help a friend with her infected computer.

[ posted by sstrader on 7 July 2005 at 8:23:50 PM in Science & Technology ]