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What To Do When Scareware Strikes
We have all either experienced first hand or read here in the forums about those alarming windows that pop up while you are browsing that try to frighten you into downloading a program to cure the viruses and spyware it claims to have discovered on your computer. Responding correctly to this unnerving threat can keep you from getting infected. Brian Krebs has posted an article today on his Washington Post Security Fix blog about What To Do When Scareware Strikes. I'm sure many here will find it helpful and informative.
"Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication." - Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security