Thursday, March 06, 2008

Virus Alert

Recently I managed to get a bad ass virus that filled up my 50gig free space in about 10 mintues by keep filling the space with crap, result: the need to reformat laptop!

In an attempt to stop you falling prey and getting a nasty computer virus I thought I would show you what to look out for.

Have you ever wondered what computer viruses might look like?

The following set of 3D images of electronic viruses were created by artist Alex Dragulescu. This one shows a Netsky email worm, still the most consistent threat to email traffic.

The artisit turned the viruses into artwork after an internet security firm worked out the programming codes for some of the most common ones. This one shows ghost spyware.

This is an encoded Trojan agent which are endlessly variable so they can escape detection. As the name suggests, trojans are disguised to be more destructive than they first seem.

Storm Malicious is aggressively spreading software which has formed one of the largest automated virus systems in history with two million computers under its control.

The Russian obesity email is a text and image-based spam which preys on recipients' personal insecurities through direct subjects like "Ever heard that you're getting fat".

This image shows a phishing attack. It needs the recipient to confirm their details, often saying it is improving security for online banking.

So I hope you are better advised now, and remember - always use protection!!!


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