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With Valentine's Day less than a month away, you may want to think about how you'll celebrate the occasion with your significant other. We're not jumping to conclusions on where your relationship is at, but if preparation includes brushing up your knowledge of the Kama Sutra, be sure to consider the source.
According to security firm Sophos, a new Kama Sutra PowerPoint is making the rounds, one that promises to demonstrate different sexual positions. That promise is fulfilled, though you'll walk away with more than you bargained for, namely malware.
"The malware comes as a file called Real kamasutra.pps.exe (the old double-extension tricks)," Sophos warns. "In other words, you may think you are directly opening a PowerPoint slideshow, but in fact you're running an executable program.
"The PowerPoint slide deck (which ironically is itself 'clean' from the malware point of view) is then dropped onto your Windows PC as a decoy while malware silently installs onto your computer as AdobeUpdate.exe, alongside some other components (called jqa.exe and acrobat.exe)."
This particularly nasty bit of malware is flexible in what it can do, from using your PC to send out spam to spying on your activities, installing revenue generating adware, and even steal your identity, Sophos says.