Those dastardly phisherpersons are at it again. Now they are setting up legitimate-looking shopping sites for the purposes of downloading a trojan to your computer. When you click on an image of a product, it instead downloads a zip file that automatically installs itself, and it’s then poised to steal your personal and financial information.

The Washington Post reports that “most computer users think they are safe but lack basic protections against viruses, spyware, hackers and other online threats.” Maybe user education isn’t working. I hope it’s working for the readers of this blog, anyway.

I like to think I’m pretty savvy about spotting phishing and other e-mail scams. I have always said that your bank or credit card company (or any financial institution, for that matter) will never ask for your personal information via an e-mail. Most of these phishing scams are easy to spot — just hovering your

I love banking online. It is so nice to be able to pay bills, transfer funds, and even open accounts without leaving my home, and I can’t believe there was a time when I had to actually go to a bank to do this. There are lots of bad folks out there who also love