Avoid the Facebook Virus

October 5, 2009

If you get a friend request on Facebook from a blonde girl who you don’t know, DONT ACCEPT! It is most likely one of over hundreds of fake profiles that are being used to spread a virus and to collect your personal information. The fake profile links you to a home video which is actually a site that collects your personal information while making you think you’re installing an anti-virus program.

To read more about this virus and how to avoid it, click here.


The First Virus to Spread via SMS

July 16, 2009

A new piece of moblie malware called the “Sexy Space” is the first known virus that spreads via SMS or text message. The use of mobile bots could allow networks of hackers the ability to steal data or shut down your cell phone remotely. It is important for users to verify any link that is sent to them via SMS before clicking on any link that sends them to another location.

For more information, read this article from Computerworld.