Protecting against things that go bump in the night..

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Uh-oh. It’s October 31st. And you know what that means.

Halloween.

Yes, it’s time for all of us without children to turn all the lights off in the house and hide under the bed in case teenagers come knocking on our door demanding treats with menaces.

There’s something cute about it when it’s six-year-olds ringing your doorbell, covered in bedsheets or wearing false vampire fangs, but when they’re happy-slappy ringtone-downloading ASBO-carrying hoodies loitering on your doorstep this particular annual ritual loses some of its sparkle.

Of course, some adults like to dress up for Halloween in fancy dress for a spooky party . You may well have chosen to do something like that and gone to an online store to book your costume.

Lets hope you didn’t pick up more than a Frankenstein costume – here are just a handful of the Halloween-related websites that we have discovered are carrying a malware infection at the moment:

Visiting these websites puts your Windows computer at risk of…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.