From: Mike on
In message <AS%hj.7392$g%2.6304(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>
at 09:36:32 on Sat, 12 Jan 2008, Lin Chung
<lin.chung(a)the.Water.Margin.com> wrote
>This report today is highly relevant.
>"Warning on stealthy Windows virus"
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7183008.stm
>
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?
--
Mike News
From: Gobsmacked on
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.
>



Incorrect.

[Gobsmacked]
From: johannes on


Mike wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Mike.

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.