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Your virtual cash may be worth more than your real cash

This isn't the first time we've heard this, but recently PC World has reported that your virtual assets may worth more than your real assets. From the article:

According to Craig Schmugar, a researcher with the McAfee research labs, McAfee now sees more password-stealing malware designed to nab accounts of games like Lineage and World of Warcraft than Trojans that go after financial accounts.

Why? Your in-game assets can easily be converted to cash and there's much less legal risk involved in trafficking virtual goods than trafficking, say, stolen credit card numbers. So treat this as a reminder: be careful of keyloggers! (And if you're not sure how, read up on our advice on how to keep your system keylogger-free.)

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