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The ultimate guide to scareware protection | ZDNet.com

The product shown here is not a legitimate security product but an example of the latest, highly successful cyberscam known as scareware. Follow the link below to the full story. I was subjected to one of these in an airport waiting area. It looked very offical and very scary. The scam sight told me that if I didn’t act now my entire hard drive would be wiped clean. My somewhat cooler side prevailed.

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Basically, scareware, also known as rogueware or put in simple terms, fake security software, is a legitimately looking application that is delivered to the end user through illegal traffic acquisition tactics

via The ultimate guide to scareware protection | Zero Day | ZDNet.com.

Recent articles report that legitimate news sights like the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer have been hit by scareware hacks.

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