View Full Version : Read This NOW! It's About YouTube

08-27-2007, 08:45 AM
I got a news letter about YouTube today.


This one is important: Do NOT click on links alleging to be
YouTube videos if they come in unexpected.

Here's the situation. There is a huge rash of spam going
around that pretends to point to "compromising" videos of
you. They're in HTML format, so the URL can look like it
points to YouTube.com, but the underlying URL is really a
different site, usually with a numeric IP address rather than
a domain name.

When you get there, you'll be prompted to download "the
video," which is really a Trojan. Once you run it, you're
owned, bay-bay. They can do pretty much whatever they want
with your computer and connection.

With the popularity of YouTube and the fear factor built in
to the emails, I expect a lot of people will fall for this.
They'll mostly be expecting a funny gag sent by a friend.

Be careful out there.


If you wrote this letter, and would like it removed let me know.


08-27-2007, 12:11 PM
thanks Scotty!