USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO AMP-UP A UKRAINE CONFLICT
THE BULLSHIT METER IS PEGGED AT PEAK BULLSHIT

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS BADDER SPAM?

There is little or no doubt in my mind that we all hate SPAM – not the kind you eat, the kind you receive in your inbox.

So I am not overly surprised that evildoers are now exploiting your hatred of spam to deliver malware to infect your system – not in the email itself, but using the unsubscribe process.

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As you can see, hitting the unsubscribe button led me to a somewhat legit-looking unsubscribe page. However, my security software flagged a potential intrusion and sent the file to the quarantine bit bucket. There was no doubt in my mind that the JS/Kryptik virus is capable of opening a backdoor to your system that could which could insert additional malware on your system or allows remote access to an attacker.

Bottom line…

Be wary of the actual trojan threat as well as the possibility that your anti-virus software may be flagging a “false positive.” My rule is to delete the file if it appears questionable – even though the warning is possibly a false positive.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


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