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Why You Don’t Stand A Chance Against Cyber Crime

Okay.. maybe not you, Dear Reader. You read me everyday, and have seen my warnings. But look at this:

Zeven-5

This is a fake. It is actually a cybercriminal piece of malware (aka “virus”, “spyware”, etc.) – being called Rogue:MSIL/Zeven.

Looks real, doesn’t it? Would your dear, sweet, Aunt Martha know not to click?
There is no such thing as “Win7 AV”. Would you know that? Would Aunt Martha?
Consider the art, and effort, that went into crafting this completely bogus ruse.
They are working hard wouldn’t you say? Cybercrime is Big Business, and you are the target.

This is just one of the latest samples in the epidemic of ‘rogue’ – “a virus has been detected on your computer!” – antivirus infections attacks, which is ruining (killing it, really) the Internet. There are thousands of such ‘rogues’, and new ones appear almost daily.

Please, if you haven’t already, read Your Computer Is Lying To You… The Epidemic Of Rogues.. and then forward the article to all your friends and family who use a computer. This epidemic really is a case of what-you-don’t-know-can-hurt-you.

To learn more about this particular nasty, see Rogue:MSIL/Zeven wants a piece of the Microsoft Security Essentials pie. It is a good lesson in rogues, and what we’re up against.

Hey. Cyber Czar. You see this *stuff*?

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September 9, 2010 - Posted by | advice, antivirus, computers, cyber crime | ,

7 Comments »

  1. Thanks Paul.
    At first look even I would have tempted to install & try it, caz tagged Free….

    Thanks, Grr

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    Comment by Grr | September 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Grr,
      Well.. “free download” does not mean “free product”.. even on legit sites..

      This level of “con” is very hard to discern. (I mean, where’s the typos?!) There will be a lot of victims, I’m afraid.

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      Comment by techpaul | September 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Hi Paul

    Does it say, “Proven anitvirus protection fin one click. ??
    Does it really say ‘fin’?? As we have said before Paul, read first before clicking.

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    Comment by Cappydawg | September 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. Paul

    Looks as if analysis is spelled analyses.

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    Comment by Cappydawg | September 12, 2010 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      Where did you go to school? Did they actually teach spelling there?????

      Good eye, and.. you get a gold star!

      PS – I think the plural of analysis is analyses, and since most of that was Copy>Paste-ed from Microsoft’s site.. my guess is that one is proper (but I went to Kallyfornyah public schools, so…)

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      Comment by techpaul | September 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. Ah thanks Paul, I think you are right on analyses. I realized that after I posted. But heck I feel good now after receiving my gold star. Thank you.

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    Comment by Cappydawg | September 12, 2010 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      The days of typo’s and Engrish being the telltales are coming to an end (the Evil Doers are proofreading/hiring proofreaders) but, yet still, they should set off alarm bells.

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      Comment by techpaul | September 12, 2010 | Reply


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