Beware of the Valentine viruses.Edited by Zeid Nasser Experts at US-based security firm PandaLabs are cautioning web users to be wary of Valentine's Day Valentine's Day: see Saint Valentine's Day.
Lovers' holiday celebrated on February 14, the feast day of St. Valentine, one of two 3rd-century Roman martyrs of the same name. St. e-mails and e-greeting cards as they might contain viruses that could wreak wreak
tr.v. wreaked, wreak·ing, wreaks
1. To inflict (vengeance or punishment) upon a person.
2. To express or gratify (anger, malevolence, or resentment); vent.
3. havoc on PCs. The warning comes after the firm detected an increase in a worm it dubbed dub 1
tr.v. dubbed, dub·bing, dubs
1. To tap lightly on the shoulder by way of conferring knighthood.
2. To honor with a new title or description.
3. 'Nurech.A'. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. PandaLabs, this recently unleashed threat hides in e-mails with subjects like: 'Together You and I', 'Til the End of Time Heart of Mine' and 'Heart of mine'. The name of the attached file carrying the worm is, according the PandaLabs, always an executable file See executable code. and has names such as flashpostcard.exe or greetingpostcard.exe. As a general rule, don't open any suspicious email, regardless of what is says it contains. Instead of going on instincts, let a security solution decide whether it's safe to open it or not. The firm is also warning web shoppers to be on guard when buying Valentine's gifts, claiming that there is an increase in phishing attacks around this period. To prevent users from becoming phishing victims, PandaLabs advises users to refrain from clicking on links that arrive by e-mail and instead typing web addresses directly into their browsers. A*Beware of the Valentine viruses
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