From: Mike on 12 Jan 2008 07:30
In message <AS%hj.7392$g%2.6304(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>
at 09:36:32 on Sat, 12 Jan 2008, Lin Chung
>This report today is highly relevant.
>"Warning on stealthy Windows virus"
quote "Many are falling victim via booby-trapped websites that use
vulnerabilities in Microsoft's browser to install the attack code."
A good reason for using firefox then?
From: Gobsmacked on 12 Jan 2008 09:19
Lin Chung wrote:
> The comment in one of the reviews is right: it should be improved. It
> doesn't give you warning of the presence of the virus but just quietly
> proceeds to remove it, if there is one.
From: johannes on 12 Jan 2008 13:42
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 13:29:42 +0000, Angus Rodgers
> <twirlip(a)bigfoot.com> wrote:
> >I am beginning to be worried that I have been scammed, in some way.
> >Am I worrying unnecessarily, and has it just been incompetence - on
> >my part, probably, but possibly also on the part of eBay?
> You may indeed have been scammed. Some malware intercepts requests
> addressed to interesting Web sites, such as eBay and online banks, and
> redirects the requests to a Web server operated by the fraudster.
> I'd suggest trying to contact eBay urgently to check whether the pages
> you saw and entered your credit card numbers into were genuine. If
> you can't contact them, I'd be inclined to tell the credit card
> company that the account may have been compromised. In the meantime,
> I wouldn't do any online banking from that computer.
Indeed. Once registered at eBay, you get loads of scam mails asking you
to update your account details, with threats that otherwise your account
will be closed down. Ignore.