It’s 8:30am. You stumble into work half asleep and slouch at your desk. You boot up your computer.. tick tick tick. It runs its system diagnostics and you see the Windows logo lurch into view.
Umpteen programs (half of which you’ve forgotten what they do) start up in your system tray, and you automatically click on your email inbox. More whirring, wheezing and hissing..
Slowly your inbox comes into view and you find an email, from a young woman called Emily.
Subject: nake pics as you've requested
I am hungry for sex. If you feel the same then take a look at my picture I am attaching to this email and reply back so we could hook up.
Attached file: pic.scr
Suddenly you perk up! Bonjour!
It's a trick as old as time, of course. Unsolicited emails, arriving out of the blue, offering you pictures of the sender's...
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.