More Phishing Problems

Yet more reasons to switch from Windoze to anything else. The Register is reporting that MessageLabs has intercepted a small number of phishing emails containing a sophisticated new attack that does not require the recipient to click on any links.

The attack exploits another hole in Windoze to install scripts on the box so that the next time the user logs into their online banking the information will be stolen.

Interestingly, there is also a statistic at the end from MessageLabs claiming that they detect between 80 and 100 new phishing web sites every day. I noted last month that I had seen a sudden increase in the number arriving in my inbox; this seems to be another problem that is on the rise. Something needs to happen to improve the security of Windoze, and soon.

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