something strange happened last night. i was on msn messenger, within 5 seconds my friend logged in and sent me a link. the link informed me you could check who had blocked you on msn messenger. just as qucikly he went offline. foolishly i clicked on the link and entered my hotmail address and password. nothing happened. i received a message saying the server was too busy. i thought nothing of it. however last night i signed onto msn messenger and my friend told me 'that link you sent me, it's a virus', 'what link???' i replied confused. 'i didn't send you no link, i haven't even been online i've been at work all day'... what is going on?
i have been reading about spyware/adware. some people say it's impossible for a mac to catch but in the articles i read online apparently macs can get these things. i asked my flatmate about it since she studied computer science. she said i should try and get my mac better protected. but i'm really only a novice when it comes to such things. i have an outdated version of norton anti virus. i'm running a mac os x 10.3.9. should i be running a firewall? does this not come with the norton anti virus? do i have to download it separately? any pointers in the right direction would be gratefully accepted. cheers.