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Akshay
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Fake mails circulating around Reply with quote

Hello,

In the past two days I have received two virus infected mails from genuine looking IDs & with deceptive messages. When I read the first one, I panicked for a minute or so, but on thinking with a cool mind, i came to a conclusion that they are spam. Quoting the text of both mails here.

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Dear user ,

You have successfully updated the password of your Yahoo account.

If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with your account, please contact Yahoo customer service at: webmaster@yahoo.co.in

Thank you for using Yahoo!
The Yahoo Support Team


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Dear Yahoo Member,

Your e-mail account was used to send a huge amount of unsolicited spam messages during the recent week. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and confirm the attached document so you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to cancel your membership.

Virtually yours,
The Yahoo Support Team


Both the mails had virus infected attachments. Please delete the mails immediately if you receive them.

regds, Akshay
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My policy: Do not open any attachments without confirming from the sender, especially the large amount of forwards circulating.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An added advantage with Yahoo is that they provide virus scanning. When u click on an attachment, instead of downloading it right away, it first displays a page which tells whether or not the file has a virus.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spam mails are a real problem both for Official & Personal Emails.
nearly 50% are spam.

Dont block or revert to them as then the spammer knows yourr Email is a genuine address & you'll get more spam from other sources.

Do not open any Attachment before Virus checking them.

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