Today’s Cyberthreats: Spamentine’s Day, Saving Facebook
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Most unwanted e-mail messages have something to do with sex, so it’s no surprise that Valentine’s Day is a spammer’s Super Bowl. Inboxes are being flooded with offers for fake Viagra, fake designer bags and even fake holiday e-cards bearing Trojan horses.
SAVING FACEBOOK: Don’t worry – that Wall posting about Mark Zuckerberg shutting down Facebook is just a scam. More dangerous are two messages, one coming via instant messenger and the other via e-mail, that say your Facebook account’s being changed but in fact aim to infect your Windows PC with malware.
THE WORST DEFENSE: Tough-to-crack firewalls may actually make Web servers more vulnerable to distributed denial-of-service attacks by creating unnecessary chokepoints, argues one cybersecurity firm.
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