- I ran my FireFox browser under GNU/Linux
- I had closed all http auth sessions, deleted all cache, cookies and private data resident in the browser and started afresh.
Now read on..
I was going through one of my friend's blogs. I came across a comments that said 'Hi, Look at this '. I absolutely knew this was some kind of Spam, but I was adventurous.
When I followed the link, I was amazed how hard people try to make a fool out of the end user. I also had a real hearty laugh at the example I got.
Though I have wine installed, I dont have any mechanism to run ActiveX stuff. And I dont think Wine renders the window borders with WinXP dialog.
In this screen shot, it tries to fool me it is scanning .. and when it is done it shows me a list of viruses it "detected" with an option to "Remove all" viruses.
When I click that I get another "dialogue" where I can say run.. It explains you how to effectively infect your machine.
Well. I thought "Enough of it" and killed the browser.