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Beware eBook Malware

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Uncategorized

Security experts are warning eBook users to beware of malware attacks attached to eBooks.  Bad code contained in the e-book data could infect your computer or tablet and even steal your credit card information from your Amazon, Nook or other account.

This bad data would most likely come attached to pirated books or books side-loaded from stores besides official Kindle, Nook or Google stores.

Pirated books are especially vulnerable to these kinds of attacks (It’s not like you’d expect someone who sells stolen books to be honest in other areas of life, is it?) So if you see an eBook that’s selling for $10 everywhere else for $1 somewhere, beware. You’re probably much safer getting your books from the official store of your eReader or through legitimate library apps like OverDrive.

Also be cautious of site promising you free eBooks. many of these pirate sites contain malware that could compromise your PC.

~ Cynthia


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