Those who would like to install their trojan horse or malware on your computer are exploiting your interest in hot news topics to trick you into accessing a malicious website, or opening an attachment that infects your system with a virus. Some of these tactics work because they can be deployed before the virus police can update your anti-virus security program with the signature necessary for the infection to be detected. No matter how urgent the headline seems, if it arrives by email you should resist the urge to click and read, opting instead to check your favorite on-line news source.
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