New Virus Makes YOU a Spammer! (by Carlo Orlando)

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New Virus Makes YOU a Spammer!

    * by Carlo Orlando

No matter how protected we think our computers are, no matter how much money we invest in acquiring the latest antivirus software, hackers still find a way to target our computers. While computer viruses are almost as old as computers themselves, a new type of spam has surfaced that not only victimizes computers, but shames the good name of the innocent end-user.

If you have experienced "undeliverable" email messages that bounce back into your inbox, or if you notice this happening in the near future, it may be the result of "backscatter".

The latest rave in the field of spamming is the creation and execution of a virus known as "backscatter spam". What it basically does is fill up email accounts with worthless clutter and slows down inbox activity to a virtual standstill.

"Backscatter" is sent to you once a spammer collects your information from a second virus source that specializes in extracting email accounts from random users.

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Full article at: http://www.infopackets.com/news/security/2008/20081027_new_virus_makes_you_a_spammer.htm
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