Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Dec 2006 20:35 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Privacy, Security, Encryption "All too often people talk about the disadvantages of the Windows operating system: it has too many security flaws, it is not properly patched, it is not security oriented… Until the much talked about Vista system finally reaches our computers, there will still be plenty of time to protest. However, with the new malware dynamic, the idea that malware is restricted to specific operating systems is becoming anachronistic. It no longer matters whether the victim is a home-user or a company employee. It is now irrelevant whether the system administrator is just someone who lives round the corner or a highly qualified IT manager."
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Phishing
by merkoth on Fri 15th Dec 2006 21:17 UTC
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2006-09-22

Malware is a very vague term. The cases the article describes can be classified as good ol' phishing, IMHO, and as far as I know, phishing has been OS agnostic since day one.

Actually, the only thing that can really keep you safe in this cases is caution and common sense, and that has nothing to do with OSes.

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