Malware Mischief

Sorry, Forever Alones: Those Bikini Pics in Your Inbox Probably Contain Malware

Sigh. So much for 2013 being better.
(Photo: Emsi Soft)

(Photo: Emsi Soft)

Did you receive an email this holiday season from a kind-hearted woman who just wanted to celebrate Christmas by sending random strangers pictures of herself in skin-bearing bikinis? Free noodz from an anonymous hottie seemed too good to be true! And indeed, it was.

Sophos’ Naked Security reports that malware is currently circulating via screensavers of bikini shots landing in the inboxes of hapless Internet folks.

According to Naked Security, a malicious Trojan horse is embedded within an executable screensaver file sent by a woman who claims to have attached those bikini pics she promised you. If you open it expecting to see a sexy screensaver, all you’ll get is a computer full of malware.

If a lady didn’t actually promise you pics of herself in a bikini, probably don’t open the email. Plus, if you’re that starved for naked lady pics, might we suggest you explore the Internet outside of your work inbox?

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