Got this e-mail today - don't believe the hype

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by j26, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. j26 macrumors 65832

    j26

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    Got this e-mail today from this e-mail (sec@areainc.com);

    Kinda scary and tempting you to install the attached file doesn't it?
    The only thing is that I don't run Windows, so it has to be dodgy.

    Just think of this as a public service announcement.
     
  2. mleary macrumors regular

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    People who install software sent to them from an unknown email address like this get what is coming to them. Come on it's not even proper english.
     
  3. j26 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    There's always one....
    And it saves the person coming on here asking how to fix it.
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    We've received a couple of these emails recently, very close call. Don't assume most users know what to do. Interestingly the two emails we've received were from 'sec@......', but different domains.
     
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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  6. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    I remember sitting in class one day, we had a substitute teacher. Her son was in the class so and she whispers to him "Come over here!" She proceeded to explain to him that she had gotten an email from Microsoft and if they helped test a software they would get a $300 check in the mail. She didn't take kindly when I informed her it was a scam and told me to do my work because I didn't know what I was talking about.Ignore the computer nerd with the laptop in a public high school fine. People are stupid.
     

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