Valentine's Day A Hot Target For Malware

ValentineSpam.jpgEven if you don't think Valentine's Day is largely designed to enrich manufacturers of crap gifts, here's another reason to give the alleged celebration of love a wide berth: it's a great excuse for people to send spam mail replete with malware and other unwanted nasties. Doing the nasty seems like a major incentive: an analysis by Symantec suggests that "erotic" topic lines are a major feature of this year's crop of Valentine's Day spam. So be cautious: if you get a message from an anonymous admirer, chances are they're more interested in your credit card number than your measurements.


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