Hi all,

We all need to be vigilant all of the time for malware lurking out there...

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take care,

Jay

Social engineering in action: how web ads can lead to malware
By Ed Bott | July 6, 2011, 5:20pm PDT

Social engineering in action: how web ads can lead to malware | ZDNet

One of the great myths of security in 2011 is that if you’re infected with malware it’s your own fault. You shouldn’t have been searching for ****, downloading pirated software, or snagging bootleg DVDs from BitTorrent.

As I found out firsthand this week, even a completely innocent link can lead to unwanted, potentially malicious software. In this case, the delivery mechanism was this ad, which I found when I visited a lightly trafficked but legitimate blog (I’ll leave them unnamed, because they’re innocent victims in all this).