Security FixA crazy number of readers have written in asking what they should do about unsolicited instant messages coming in from their Gmail accounts. The messages are from a site called ViddyHo urging them to "check out this video." I hope most readers will recognize the link provided in this chat invite for what it is: An invitation to give your Gmail credentials over to criminals.
A quick check of the ever-sobering Google Trends feature would telegraph that this is a scam that has ramped up extremely quickly.
Your best bet: Just say "no" to ViddyHo. And that goes ditto for any other unsolicited chat invites, regardless of which instant messaging platform you favor
Look in this specific forum for newly found security threats which may not yet be covered by your usual security software
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Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 02/24/2009
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