Saturday, June 13, 2009

What do criminals want with your PC, anyway? 

I like Brian Krebs's security column in the Washington Post, and he wrote a good one a while back about criminal uses for a compromised home computer.

There are dozens of ways your computer could be misused, some of them quite embarrassing. For example, there's a scam in which the intruder sends email in your name to everyone in your address book claiming to be stranded overseas and in desperate need of having money wired. Then the criminal picks up the wired funds, and Western Union transfers are irreversible.

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