Scareware Scams and Pop-Up Perils
Last week, I wrote
, those pesky pop-ups that claim your PC is infected. Click
the pop-up and you're either buying security or performance software you don't
need and doesn't even work, or your machine is now infected and ready to cash
I've been getting plenty of horror stories -- you can check out a few of them
Mailbag section -- but the topic also prompted me to write a feature story...and
that's where you can help. Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell me how you or one of your company's machines was compromised by scareware.
I'm also very interested in how to prevent the pop-ups and repair the damage
they do. You could well be quoted in a future issue of Redmond magazine.
Posted by Doug Barney on 10/09/2008 at 1:16 PM