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May 15, 2013

It seems barely a day passes by with out a new form of malware being discovered.  This time Facebook’s internal chat system was the victim of a new variant of Dorkbot, which encouraged users to click on what appeared to be an innocent image link, but in fact exploited a vulnerability to harvest user names and password when victims web browsed.

Facebook quickly cleared the problem when it was notified, but it does highlight the necessity of keeping your anti-virus solution up to date with the latest engines.  All Hire Intelligence PC and laptop rentals ship with updated anti-virus loaded, and indeed are configured to auto-update when ever they are connected to the internet.  But vigilance, including never clicking on odd-looking links always helps.

 

 

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