New Computer Virus - Clampi Virus
September 22, 2009 7:16am CST
Yes, there's another one just revealed and it is going to affect online banking passwords. The Clampi Virus, a trojan virus recently created by hackers have been spreading to computers in both the United States and United Kingdom. The trojan will sit dormant until a user visits the website of a bank, credit card company or other financial institution, whereupon it captures security information such login and password. The stolen details are then sent back to the hackers who use them in online fraud scams. So, let's not forget to avoid clicking on suspicious links from emails, blogs or social networking sites to unfamiliar sites. And the ever practice of ensuring our computer's security system and virus protection is comprehensive and up-to-date and any WiFi connection is protected by a strong password. So, do take care and prevention is certainly better than cure here. Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1215091/New-virus-puts-online-banking-passwords-risk.html
23 Sep 09
There have been a lot threats around since the net was invented. This is nothing new in fact maybe this was already been here before only now that others have noticed or have more attention to it. Hackers always tries to hide their programs as possible from being detected with current security software to be able to get info as possible to their victims PC. One thing I always do when log to a sensitive site liek bank sites in Firefox I do transact in private mode I think Chrome has like this name Incognito Mode. Though not as fool proof solution better than nothing at all.