Times have changed, you|
need to be more careful...
We are seeing a higher level of sophistication in hacker abilities. Their advanced skills are certainly making it easier to receive a computer virus from the internet.
For a while now hackers have created websites with a mechanism that infects your computer as soon as you view the page. Their new scheme is to create domain names “similar” to well known websites and place their viral site at that location. You look for the known site in a search engine, inadvertently click on the dummy site and become infected.
Safeguards? Hover your mouse over the search engine link and see the URL to make sure it is for the correct site.
The internet has become an increasingly dangerous place for the general user - from viruses to malware, it isn't the same environment it was 15 years ago!
Be smart... be careful... be safe!