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- Virus "link" in e-mail?
April 24, 2006, 9:12 pm
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he clicked a seemingly innocuous link in a spoofed email.
Holding the cursor over the email link shows this is the status bar
I have substituted asterisks for 3 letters in the fake link.
The email shows what appears to be a real link to
(that is a paste of what actually copied)
I don't know how to explain it to them properly.
The missing letters are a 3 letter word for feline if anyone's interested.
Re: Virus "link" in e-mail?
Well looking at a Google search of the web address it rings some alarm
bells; "adult" sites often serve up viruses, spyware or computer exploits.
What has probably happened is that their email client was told to download
a malicious program from a web site at the above address. It may have
required a user to click on the link or could have had code inside the
email which triggered it.
They should use a more secure email program (Thunderbird has a good track
record so far), should *never* read email in HTML mode and absolutely must
keep their operating system up-to-date with the latest security updates.
Adam Piggott, Proprietor, Proactive Services (Computing).
Please replace dot invalid with dot uk to email me.
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