Satellite, Cable, Digital TV, Home Media, & Computers
|  Home   |  Forums   |  News   |  Blog   |
October 9, 2008

Fake pop ups fool users


by David Allen

In a study carried out by the North Carolina State University, it has been found that many users of the internet are being fooled by fake pop ups.

These would normally take the form of saying that the user is the “Millionth Visitor” or “Congratulations You Have Won”, but no matter how silly these Pop Ups sound, people are regularly clicking on them.

Pop Ups are fast becoming the preferred method of deploying software onto a remote computer, yet despite this and the amount of software that is available today, people are still getting caught out by these fakes.

It seems that some users are getting so annoyed at the amount of Pop Ups that they click “Ok” as an attempt to get the Pop Up out of the way, whereas in reality all they are doing is enabling the cyber criminals to install software onto their computer, which either turns it into a zombie machine or has been infected with spyware.

Story link: Fake pop ups fool users


Discuss this in the Techwatch Forums


Add to Bookmarks:

ADD TO NETSCAPE     ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US     ADD TO DIGG     ADD TO FURL

ADD TO STUMBLEUPON     ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB     ADD TO GOOGLE     ADD TO SPURL


Related news to "Fake pop ups fool users"




No Comments »

No comments yet.

Leave a comment


Previous: « Business broadband finds more speed
Next: ITV wants to be left alone »

Visited 96 times, 2 so far today