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Beware! Osama Bin Laden is Back on the Web and in Email in the form of Malware

The death news of Osama Bin Laden is breaking all records (here, here, and here), now Bin Laden even after his death and sea burial is back in the form of malware.

lIf you’re searching for news or pictures about Osama bin Laden, you might find malware instead. This week the FBI warned computer users to be especially careful of emails that claimed to show photos or videos bin Laden’s death.

Cybercriminals are quick to put up fraudulent websites that people will find when they’re searching for popular news topics. These sites often contain fake security software that tries to trick you into to downloading malware by making you think that your security is at risk.

Only click links on websites that you trust. If you’re on a news website and you see a pop-up window that advertises security software, do not click it. Computerworld reports that these risks apply to people who use the Windows operating system and the Mac.

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