This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Don't click on suspicious links - even in Skype messages

The usual warning is not to click on suspicious links in emails. Now an attack has been found where a compromised Skype account is used to send out a message containing a web link. If the link is clicked on, the user can be infected by some nasty malware which, apparently, are not detected by some anti-virus software. The Skype message is very simple - it contains just one shortened link. So be careful with links on Skype - try to make sure there is a real person behind any message before you click.

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