To foil an Internet scam
It seems simple enough: keep your pants on. But dumb guys around the world can't resist the allure of hot women who friend them on Facebook and then scam them.
Usually when we talk about Internet security we mean viruses. But in this case it's a phenomenon of hot women who convince men to get naked and then use the pictures for blackmail.
"If you don't wanna be blackmailed or seen naked on the Internet, perhaps you shouldn't make yourself naked in front of a camera."
Chet Wisniewski of Sophos says nothing surprises him anymore.
"The Internet's a new forum for scammers and con artists to use it any way they can and these are new innovative ways for people to scam one another."
There’s been more than 50 such blackmail cases in the past year.