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Just how easy is it to hack your PC?

I've regularly added notes about hacking and malware on the net, as this is a critical component of online finance issues.  Firms like Symantec and McAfee are regularly producing materials that advise in this space, although one of my favourite sources of updates is the blog written by Graham Cluley of Sophos.

Today, he's posted a really good video advising on the story of Erin Andrews.  Erin is an American sports news channel anchor who was recently filmed through her hotel room door naked, with the video being posted online.

Not necessarily … as Graham's video illustrates, if you try to watch the original clip you immediately get malwared:

Erin Andrews peephole video leads to malware from Sophos Labs on Vimeo.

It's probably for this reason that YouTube have removed all videos referring to Erin from their site, including Graham's clip explaining the dangers.

Shame.

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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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