[Email Scam Purporting to be PayPal can be Thwarted with GlowWorm FW]
A GlowWorm FW user forwarded to us an email-based scam he received, as an example of the value
of our software. In this email, the PayPal link, although it appears to go to the PayPal website,
was actualy linking somewhere else entirely - a web site in Indonesia with a striking resemblance
to that of PayPal.
While anyone can easily fall prey to craftily disguised URLs, GlowWorm FW never will. By using
the Magic Lists feature of GlowWorm FW, your web browser can be limited to accessing only
those web sites that you have authorized. In the case of this scam, GlowWorm FW
would have presented an Authorization Alert dialog and your web browser would have had to wait
on explicit permission from you before being able to access the web site.
From: Paypal <email@example.com>
Subject: New email address added to your account
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:22:12 -0500
You have added firstname.lastname@example.org as a new email address for
your PayPal account.
If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance
with your account, please contact PayPal customer service at:
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot
be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose
the "Help" link in the header of any page.
Many people can attest to receiving dozens of such emails on a daily basis, and these emails
would not be sent out if they didn't work. People are being tricked into giving away personal
information every day. Protect yourself with GlowWorm FW.
[Viruses to Blame for Child Porn on Family PC]
It has been widely reported
the case of Matthew Bandy and the child porn that was found on the
family PC. The family hired a computer expert who claimed the computer was riddled with viruses
and trojans. Such incidents, where a malicious program opens your computer such that attackers
can use it to host illegal content, attack other computers or networks, and steal your
personal information - all require network access. This is what GlowWorm FW protects you