Thursday, October 30, 2008


If you’re using the Windows XP operating system, and haven’t been checking for system patches from Microsoft on a regular basis (your computer really should be set to check automatically, if you haven't already done so), you’d better do so ASAP. There’s a nasty rootkit out there that attaches itself to your master boot record. That’s a real problem-- the master boot record is what runs first each time you start up your computer. And this evil bit of code is being put there for a reason-- the hacker behind it is phishing for any bank account info you store on your computer. So, if you’ve been lax about checking for system patches, and you do any online banking, you’d best get cracking:


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