It’s me Femi Dada from Smarthost Design Technologies. Sorry for interrupting your holiday weekend, but you will for sure find this email worthy.
In light of the end of the world (EOW) there are some viruses, malware and Trojans going on out there, I just want you to know of this and learn from my mistake. It all began when I got an email few days ago notifying me of people who have viewed my profile and another notifying me of friends’ notification on Face Book.
I clicked and my web browser was infected and all sites began being redirected to unintended sites. I have also noticed getting several pop up ads and several internet site request warning captured by my desktop firewall.
Even being an Information Technology (IT) Professional and this is what I often advocate and fight against, but even expert like myself is not immune from these threats, so I just imaging how difficult it would be for people who are not very savvy and aware of the signs or symptoms of a virus, malware or Trojan like this on PC or mobile devices.
Now here are 3 way to prevent what just happened to me.
- Never click on email from Face Book, LinkedIn, Twitter or others that you are not familiar with asking you to click to view notification; simple go to the respective site and check those notification.
- Be careful of those multi characters generated links that looks like this http://xyhfys.validomainname.com (where xyhfys) is just random character and the valid domain in a real domain name.
- Make sure that you have premium antivirus, antimalware protection software that is up to date. Do now use free version (it lacks key components)
Please be careful as you enjoy your holiday and maybe even as you try to put in some work in like I do working remotely and planning for the year ahead. Pay attention to the email that you get because most of this issues and threats can be prevented by not clicking. Read more about Profile Spy Resurrects on Eve of Mayan Apocalypse on GFI labs website.
Thanks you and stay safe and have a wonderful holiday.
Femi Dada -IT Guru – Smarthost Design Technology.
301-576-1122 ext 101