Sunday, February 22, 2009

Received a Parking Ticket Recently?

If you've received a parking ticket recently it's worth checking over the ticket carefully.

Over in the US hackers have been duping people into visiting their fraudulent sites by putting fake parking tickets on cars. The tickets direct users to a website where they are then tricked into downloading a virus.

As anti-virus analyst Lenny Zeltser says:

"Attackers continue to come up with creative ways of tricking potential victims into installing malicious software.

"Merging physical and virtual worlds via objects that point to websites is one way to do this. I imagine we'll be seeing such approaches more often."

What starts in the US often makes it's way over to the UK so next time you receive a parking ticket it's worth thinking twice before visiting any websites that are mentioned on it.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Driving in the Snow

With the UK currently inundated in snow and showing no signs of letting up, we thought we'd put together a couple of photos of the driving conditions:

Things could be worse though... over in Russia the conditions frequently become a lot worse: