Little blue boxes from Tiffany & Co. are the stuff of dreams for many. Don't let an unexpected email delivery - apparently from the company - make you so giddy with an excitement that you end up with a computer nightmare.
Just about every security company publishes some sort of prevalence data - those little bar charts and top tens showing the most important and widespread threats. The raw data behind these easy-to-consume representations can be very useful to security experts and testers.
Although there has been increased talk recently on drive-by-downloads and compromised websites being used to deliver malware, it's worth remembering that email-based malware is far from dead.
If you've received an email in your inbox telling you that your wire transfer has been cancelled, take care - as it's the latest attempt by online criminals to infect the general public's Windows computers.
Computer users are warned to be on the lookout for messages in their email inbox, claiming to be an incoming fax.
Twitter and its users have perennial problems with spam, as a quick search of Naked Security will reveal.
So you might be surprised that the micro-blogging site's own Twitter identity for reporting spam, the easily-remembered account "@spam", has been killed off.
Once again, cybercriminals are leaping at the opportunity to take advantage of breaking news stories to spread malware.
Many Snapchat users complain that they were sent photos from scantily-clad women with names such as "Honey.Crush9" inviting them to join them in a Skype conversation.
Here's what happened, and how to stop it from happening again.
Seriously folks, you should know that Facebook warning about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk
Facebook users have been sharing a warning about a virus that "burns the entire hard disk".
It's nonsense, of course. When will people learn?
With sick inevitability, cybercriminals have exploited interest in the breaking news story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon by spreading malware.
It's good news if you're a cybercriminal.
But probably not something that's going to do much good for one of the world's poorest countries.
O, frailty, thy name is insecure pet supply website operators...
Spammers think quoting Hamlet is a way to help them steal usernames and passwords - but they're wrong.
Facebook plans to charge UK users as much as £10.68 to send messages to top-tier celebrities (think Olympic gold medallist diver Tom Daley or former children’s laureate Michael Rosen) in an effort to stamp out spam. And, well, you know, to make money.
SophosLabs has intercepted a malware attack, hitting many German internet users today, disguised as an email from Skype with the title "Wir haben Ihre Bestellung geliefert".
Bill Gates may be a billionaire, but if he's going to splash his cash around he's got better things to do with it than give it to people who simply share a photo of him on Facebook.