Five of the Dirtiest Malware Tricks

If the crooks behind viruses, Trojan horses, and other malicious software were as stupid as they are scummy, we’d have a lot less to worry about. But as protective measures get better at stopping the obvious attacks, online creeps respond with underhanded moves to invade your PC. Here are five of their dirtiest tricks, all based on Trojan horses:

1.  Don’t mind me–I’m only here to break your PC
2.  Locked and encrypted Web sites? No problem
3.  Malware that scans your PC for malware
4.  Equal-opportunity encryption
5.  Hi, firewall. I’m Windows Update. Honest

Read the description of each at http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137364/article.html via http://blogs.stopbadware.org/articles/2007/09/28/new-tricks-old-defenses entitled “New tricks, old defenses

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