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Seasonal Security…

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment

In the spirit of the season, the Louisville Better Business Bureau printed 10 great tips about how to keep safe online and “in real life” this season. Though McAfee also regularly publish such information on our consumer sites, it’s interesting to get someone elses opinion on what the prevalent scams going on are.

So, ho-ho-ho and here we go with the information – be Safe online this holiday season!

1. H1N1 Email Virus – Internet scammers are sending fake emails all over the country to steal passwords and install a damaging virus on victims’ computers. The fraudulent email purportedly comes from a “State Vaccination H1N1 Program” and offers an official-looking but bogus link to the Website for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The message says anyone 18 or older should click on the link to complete a personal profile because every adult “has to have his personal vaccination profile” on the CDC’s Website, whether they intend to be vaccinated or not. Read more…