Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Understanding Security Threats

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Because the malware is in the USB device itself, all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux) are affected. Spear phishing is one step beyond a scam letter from a long lost billionaire uncle in Monaco who wants to give you his fortune in exchange for your credit card information. Reading up on the latest online security threats is sort of like going to the dentist. While you know it's important for your overall well-being, it can sometimes be a bit, well, painful.