A Discussion of Criminal Justice Issues and Other Things

Friday, June 29, 2007

Trojan Horse Alert

I received the following email.

Two problems here:

1) I'm not in the habit of receiving a message from my "prayer partner" at work
2) I've never heard of this site.

Don't be fooled by the language sounding like an innocent site or a "gift" of a card.

My virus scanner identified the potential *.exe file that is attached to the above email as a Trojan horse. Something that hides on your computer and can allow someone located elsewhere to access information on your computer and/or destroy information on your computer.

This is the first one that took on a religious theme. Just a reminder, If you don't recognize the site, erase the email without opening it.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Recent Study

The Police Executive Research Forum has posted two studies on its website. The first study, Violent Crime in America: 24 Months of Alarming Trends and A Gathering Storm: Violent Crime in America" are reports I strongly recommend reading for those interested in the growing concerns about the increase in violent crime.