A new blog, through the Washington Post, that highlights security problems and their solutions.
In the latest installment, I note that Firefox seems to have taken off. It's now worth the effort for phishers to write code that can run on it.
In this particular phishing scam, simply clicking anywhere in the HTML e-mail caused my Firefox browser to begin downloading a file while the fake site loaded in the background. Needless to say, I killed the download immediately. The moral here is don't click on links in e-mails you aren't expecting!
This blog is about safe computing -- providing you with tips, advice and how-tos to help you keep your computer free of viruses, spyware, adware and other online scourges. More importantly, it will remind you again and again that remaining secure online is a continuous process. You need to keep yourself aware of all the current threats, the latest software patches, the e-mail scam that could give ID thieves access to your bank accounts and more.