Now You Better Worry About Podcast Viruses Too
from the when-will-it-end dept
Ah, FUD is always so much better when it’s prefaced with a “Not to make you panic or anything”, isn’t it? Because you know that some lovely virus hype goodness is sure to follow. Today, it’s podcasts you need to be afraid of. Apparently because several Windows media players have been hit by malware, the fact that multimedia files can be downloaded automatically makes podcasting a greater threat than downloading infected files by hand — when having an updated media player or taking other simple steps would appear to be an effective way to head off the threat. In today’s other security overreaction news, the National Association of Securities Dealers, for whom encryption would appear to be part of the great unknown, has warned people not to access financial accounts over public WiFi connections in just the latest in the string of overestimated WiFi security risks.