14
Sep
07

Better to be safe than sorry!

Make sure your virus software is up to date.skype

There is a Skype virus warning that all Skype users should be aware of.  Skype, the internet  messaging and voice over IP service, has been hit by a malicious worm that is infecting Windows users.

The worm sends an instant chat message to other Skype users in the person’s contacts, which contains a JPEG image. The image actually links to a virus file, which will ask for permission to save or run a .scr file on the user’s PC. Users who do this will find their PC is infected.

“The chat message, of which there are several versions, is cleverly written and may appear to be a legitimate chat message, which may fool some users into clicking on the link,” Skype claims on its blog.

 

Via Tracy and Matt’s blog

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