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FBI Warns Travelers

If you’re traveling abroad, your laptop could be attacked. That much is certain, according to the FBI, which warned this week that hackers are “targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while establishing an internet connection in their hotel rooms.”

The warning comes from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or the IC3. But it lacks so many key details that security experts wonder if it’s of any use. It doesn’t say where these attacks have occurred, how prevalent they are, or how exactly they work.

Graham Cluely, a blogger with antivirus vendor Sophos, found the lack of details peculiar. “What’s fascinating about the advisory is what it doesn’t say,” he wrote on his blog Thursday. “And without more information it’s hard to know how computer users are supposed to take meaningful action to protect themselves.”

via FBI Warns Travelers of Unexplained Pop-Up Window Horror | Wired Enterprise |

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