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FBI: Beware of software updates on hotel connections

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...Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/fbi-bew...nnections/12025.

...Excerpts:

Road warriors beware: Cyber-criminals are using pop-up alerts on hotel Internet connections to trick computer users into downloading malware.

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... [T]he traveler was attempting to setup the hotel room Internet connection and was presented with a pop-up window notifying the user to update a widely-used software product. If the user clicked to accept and install the update, malicious software was installed on the laptop.

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Thanks Steve. {sigh} I remember the days when all you had to worry about was whether the hotel's PABX was going to blow up your modem. Things have steadily gotten worse. The link given in the above, Ten little things to secure your online presence, is, no doubt, valuable - at this moment in time.

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