Doug Bedell — February 22, 2017, 4:59 pm

Don’t Invite Spammers In

Here’s a simple, but important, security tip to ward off would-be attackers of your computer systems: Don’t open files or messages you don’t recognize. They may be spam carriers. Spammers can trick users into opening a rigged .zip file and…

“Once the .zip file is opened, an .exe file that’s nested inside is activated and code – in the form of a malicious DLL (MSIMG32dll) – is dropped onto the victim’s machine. The malware uses DLL hijacking to write system usernames and passwords to a text file, ‘Log%s#%.3u.txt,’ and send them along to the attacker’s command-and-control server.”

Got it? This sobering advice comes from And it’s well worth heeding.

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