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Consumers open email to targeted virus attacks

The FBI investigates a password-stealing program that came in a "Love" variant, but security experts say operating systems and even consumers are the real danger.

 

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The FBI hunts for the origins of a password-stealing program that came in a new strain of the infamous "Love" bug, but security experts say operating systems, applications and even consumers are the real danger.

"This is not just a technical problem but a social one."

- Matt Bishop, University of California at Davis associate professor

 


"Love" variant could spawn targeted attacks
Security experts see CNET Software: Protect yourself from a virus attack warn that the new variant of the "I Love You" virus is a reason for concern, not so much for the damage it may cause but because of its potential to affect future attacks.

FBI investigates password-stealing scam
The bureau is looking into an Internet password-stealing scam that may have forwarded stolen online-banking codes to free email accounts run by U.S. companies.

Security gates held open for "Love" virus, mutants
A familiar computer virus hits corporations in Europe and the United States, underscoring a bitter reality for computer security: Despite ample warning and defenses, old viruses never die.

New strain of "Love" virus steals passwords
update Security experts say that a new strain of the infamous "I Love You" virus has hit some businesses located in Europe and in the United States.