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Online Security Threat, Offering Downloads

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Online Security Could Be Threatened By Downloads

This online security threat has sprung up in almost every country. The content of the email could be a bit different but, the damage it can cause is severe and consistent. You get an email with a message like ‘the latest mp3 of Maddona’ or ‘download the save energy screen saver’. You could be asked to download the content or accept the content that is attached to the email.

The download is basically a malware that can compromise your online security. Our network team recently came across an email attachment, it was named QueenMp3.mp3.exe. The message claimed that it was the unreleased music of Queen! While our security team quickly recognized the online threat, a casual computer user might not be so cautious. An average computer user might download the attachment after, checing the file name and finding it to be related to the subject line of the email!.

Beware of this online security threat, the progam that came as an attachment is capable of doing serious damage. If you do financial transactions using credit cards or bank accounts, the damage can be financially harmful. Do share this information with your friends and collegues. Large scale sharing of such important information can help make the internet safer.