Thursday, June 23, 2011

FBI Hits Latvian Scareware Peddlers...

Seems like years since I posted on the subject of Scareware.

Actually it IS years - I wrote this post in 2008...

It's particularly annoying to get one of these scareware pop-ups that looks like a 'Windows' window, with all the decorations, as if to convince you the pop-up is part of your operating system. As I use Linux and not Windows, it's fairly obvious to me, but I would recommend all users who insist of having Windows installed, to seriously customise their window colours so they can tell when a pop-up occurs.

Well at least now the various International policing agencies - including the FBI - have finally got their ass in gear and raided homes in Latvia, making several arrests according to this report.