Sophos researchers are warning of fake anti-virus software being pushed via automated Skype calls -- the calls claim that the user's computer is not being properly protected, and urge the user to purchase fake security software for $19.95.

"I'm not sure I would want to trust any product which uses Skype spam techniques to advertise itself," writes Sophos' Graham Cluley.

"Of course, if you don't want to receive unsolicited Skype calls the best thing to do is change your privacy settings so only users listed in your contacts list are allowed to get in touch with you," Cluley writes.

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