AIUI, it was not all that long ago when the threat to personal users,
was attachments that when executed compromised machines with keyloggers,
Now it seems that the big problem is reading a webpage or an HTML e-mail
and getting affected through the scripting. My understanding is that
the script downloads the malicious program from the web and sets it to
run on start up through the start-up folder or in the registry.
I don't know much about this; can someone suggest a good web site to
start learning a bit more about these threats. I have googled, but I am
not quire sure of the best search terms, and since there is so much
information out there, a site that experienced people endorse would be a
lot of help.
the user clicking an attachment is a big problem.