[Dshield] "Disable preview pane" as a defense

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Aug 16 13:57:05 GMT 2007


On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 13:55:24 BST, Chris Wright said:
> > 	Tom Shaw's notion of a well crafted socially engineered email is
> > right on. Even after thorough end-user education I am still 
> > amazed at what
> > people will click on. I often wonder what kind of evil 
> > garbage resides on
> > their home P.C's.
> 
> Didn't I read recently where somebody set up an Adwords campaign that was
> along the lines of "Click Here to have your PC infected with viruses and
> malware"

Yep.  I think that virus researcher got into the low thousands of hits
during his study.   What worries me is that the people who clicked on that
will probably figure out how to reproduce.

See C.M. Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons", written in 1957.  I think he's
been proven right....
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