Skip to main content

Obscene emails - where, where?

I couldn't help but smile at the mighty Graham Cluley's (opens in new tab)latest warning to the industry about the Nyxem-D worm - aka VB.bi and Blackmal.E - which spreads itself with the promise of obscene pictures and sex movies.

Okay, I'll admit I have more than a passing interest in the female form, but I think I worked past getting excited at pictures of neked laydees when I was at school.

Or am I just jaded?

But seriously, folks - emails that promise piccies of neked laydees don't really excite me, mainly because there's so much dang porn on the Internet already!

I suspect that, for most male Net users, this is equally the case.

Anyway, the bad news is that Nyxem-D worm attempts to disable a number of anti-virus and firewall products, and then attempts to harvest other email addresses from the host PC, in an effort to spread itself further.

Senor Cluley (for it he) (opens in new tab) says: "Companies should educate their users to practice safe computing - that includes never opening unsolicited email attachments and discouraging the sending and receiving of joke files, pornography and screensavers."

I'll put it more simply: Brain first, todger second!...