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Skype Users Beware

Folks, if you use the very popular VoIP program Skype – as I do – you need to be aware of some recent cybercriminal activities. These bogus ‘alerts’ try to trick you into installing malware on your machine (which will bypass your security).

1) The fake “Windows needs immediate attention” attack is active again. Please see, Skype — “Windows Requires Immediate Attention”.. Not!

2) There’s a new attempt – using a trojan and a pretend ‘add-on’ – to steal your account information. Please see, SpySkype.C Trojan Wants to Talk to You! by Internet Security blogger Bill Mullins.

Please alert your friends and family (who use Skype) to these “social engineering” scams too.

[addenda: Peter Parkes (Skype Blogger) wrote and asked me to remind my readers to, quote, “Please report users who send these messages to abuse@skype.net – that will help us to block them where appropriate.”]

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January 31, 2009 - Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet scam, News, PC, Phishing, phraud, privacy, security, software, tech, VoIP | , , , , , , , , , ,

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  1. Please also report users who send these messages to abuse@skype.net – that will help us to block them where appropriate.

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    Comment by Peter Parkes (Skype Blogger) | February 2, 2009 | Reply


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