Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton watch a demonstration by students at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in Darwen, England. (AP/Adrian Dennis, Pool)

Royal birth a boon for Internet scammers

Beware of clicking links to "exclusive" first photos or "secret" video of the heir-to-be, security experts warn


Audra Schroeder
July 23, 2013 12:22AM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.

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If you have eyes and a pulse, you know Kate Middleton is currently in labor, and the royal baby is due soon. In the meantime, we're busying ourselves envisioning what the baby will look like, what its name might be, and checking in on the livestream like it’s the Panda Cam.

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While we’re all lathered up over the impending birth, glued to our computers, malware writers have other plans. According to computer security expert Graham Cluley, “Malware authors worldwide have been waiting ages for this.”


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