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Visualise your virus

Most of us are fearful of virus, malware and phishing, especially in
the financial industry.  Therefore, I was pleased to see a way to make
our fears become reality by the online security firm Messagelabs

Messagelabs has visualised these online security threats into art and you can checkout this lot at their art gallery, which includes visualisations of:

Phishing1 – a phishing attack which requires the recipient to confirm their details, often under the guise of enhancing security;

Netsky – the mail worm which is still the most consistently present threat in email traffic today; 

Trojanagentil3 – an encoded trojan – these are endlessly variable in order to defeat detection;

Ghost– spyware which saves keystrokes, screenshots and websites visited from its victim, to be used for fraudulent activity;

Storm
– an aggressively spreading malware which has formed one of the largest
botnets in history with two million compromised computers under its
control; and

Russian 3
– a text and image-based spam which preys on recipients’ personal
insecurities through its very blunt and direct subjects such as ‘ever
heard that you’re getting fat.’

I suggest you print each one onto
little sheets of paper and then get a piece of cardboard, pin each
picture to the board, place the board about 50 metres away, grab an Uzi
and shoot the little sheets to pieces.

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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