There has been some comment and TrackBack spam of late and I've been deleting as usual, but the other day I got caught again by a clever hack.
TypePad sends an email when there is new comment or TrackBack and just sends the content. So I open the email and it looks like there is some code that automatically requests a Trojan download. Somehow they have managed to do it without triggering Eudora's tool that forbids opening a connection or application without warning me, probably by requesting what looks like a .gif.
Fortunately, AVG caught it and I deleted with no further trouble. Unfortunately, one got through on my other machine a couple of weeks ago and I'm damned if I can get rid of it. Again, AVG catches it trying to launch when I boot up and I delete, the but the master is somewhere on the disc and just reinstalls on each new boot.
Joys of networks. Aaarrgghh.