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Ok, does this mean that iPods are officially "popular"?

August 30th 2006 in Uncategorized

“A trojan horse has been detected in spam emails notifying recipients that they have been charged almost $500 to pay for a non-existent Apple iPod.

The Dowdec-A trojan arrives in the messages claiming to be related to the purchase of an iPod. The emails claim that the music player is being shipped via FedEx and that a payment of US$479.95 has been received from the recipient’s e-gold account.”


The article goes on to say that “With luck the spelling mistakes in this email will warn many users that there is something not quite right about it,” and “Additionally, anyone who doesn’t use e-gold should be able to smell a rat when it is claimed that almost US$500 has been taken from their account.”. 

Ummm, sorry guys, but the fact that the topic is an iPod doesn’t mean that the security IQ of the spam recipients is suddenly going to increase.  Spelling mistakes and the fact that they don’t hold accounts with a particular bank doesn’t stop people from clicking on that gosh-darned link, “just in case”.

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