Was it a bug in my browser, or did I get tricked into installing malicious software? Does it matter? Probably not. Will it happen again? Probably. The sad fact is we’re both flawed. Both of us can be exploited by bad guys on the net. The scary part — the vast majority of malicious exploits don’t exploit buggy browsers, but unwitting end-users, (fascinating article in PC World). It’s called “social engineering,” which makes it sound benign if not downright benevolent. After all, it’s “social,” which is a good thing, right? And it’s “engineering,” which is good, right? Put ’em together, and you get . . . something bad. Something deceptive and malicious. So what’s a person to do? The easy answer is always be on guard and keep your browser updated. The better answer: browse with protection against social engineering attacks, so you can never be tricked into downloading malicious code. And the good news, it’s on its way.
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