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Date: May 29, 2009 - 12:15 PM
Security Fix tries to clue users in - let them know what might happen to a hacked PC:

An infected PC potentially has great value to spammers and attackers beyond simply acting as a relay for junk e-mail. For example, compromised systems typically are harvested for e-mail addresses that will be sold and used in future phishing and spam attacks.

An attacker doesn't need to compromise an Internet user's computer to wreak havoc with their identity and online life. A compromised Webmail account, for example, can yield a bounty of useful information because many people often will use the same e-mail address and password for multiple services. (Even if the victim uses different passwords at each service, usually those passwords can be reset as long as the attacker has access to the victim's inbox).

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