home PC users need not fear hackers?

  canard 21:43 06 Apr 2004
  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:30 06 Apr 2004

Both viruses use P2P for access...aka Kazaa and edonkey. All the firewalls in the world would have not stopped them as the owner errrrrmmmmm...gave them access permission. ;-))

'one of the first reports of a virus-infected computer being used to raid an account'...bit different from the usual scare stories.


  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:31 06 Apr 2004

As I and others have rabbited on many times before, anyone using P2P, esp. for teh dodgy music and Pr0n ;-))) sites, should be well worried.


  VoG II 23:36 06 Apr 2004

As a UK based person, can I assume that funds will travel my way (due to gravity).

The Register :o)

  Indigo 1 23:45 06 Apr 2004

I can only hope that this sort of scam does not get any more sophisticated.

I know that it probably will though and that leads me to wonder what (in future) will we be able to do to prevent it ?

  powerless 23:49 06 Apr 2004

Under bed, keep it warm.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:50 06 Apr 2004

Ditch Kazaa, emule, edonkey, Bitorrent for one thing. Even if your account gets plundered, the banks will refund you PDQ...nothing to worry about here.


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