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Fox Says Web Bugs = Virus Risk 80

Bonker writes: "Fox News is printing an expose on 'Web Bugs' used in concerto with HTML-mail spam. Along with outlining the dangers and the methods that Web bugs use to gather information, CERT's Jeff Havrilla is quoted as saying that these are pretty much ripe for illegally malicious activities, such as virus propagation. Harvilla says that Web Bugs would allow malicious virus creators to 'target' systems. Scary, wot?" *sigh* I can't even begin to describe how much the story irritates me - yes, there's truth to it. But it's more then just simple Web bugs - it's any sort of URL, given that you could create a unique URL for each spam. Take out the scare portion of the article, and just use the bottom line - don't click on spam URLs.
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