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Phishing Email

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Liam W, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I actually believed this, I even changed my password because of it (I didn't follow the links in the email though).

    This is just to warn you to watch out... I can't believe I believed it. I'm normally careful :/

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  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    #1 warning sign... root@localhost. ;)
     
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  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    That's not shown on my phone though. You have to go into more info, which I usually don't do. ;)
     
  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Most services, such as Facebook, will let you know via e-mail if someone has tried to access your account from an unrecognizable location or device, so it's important to know when the e-mail's real and when it's not. In this case, it wasn't a legitimate e-mail.
     
  5. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    Well, you can check by the Last Activity - Details link at the bottom of the Gmail page.

    And... Gmail know your name, why they call you "Hi email address"? :D
     
  6. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    OK, maybe some parts should have been obvious, but you try reading it on a phone after purchasing a second hand computer which could have come with spyware.

    Anyway, it was time to change my password. I've had the same one for a while now.
     
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  7. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

  8. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I reenabled that yes. I had to disable it previously due to the use of an app which I invariably deleted due to my use of ROMs.
     
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    You access gmail via the web interface on your phone? I strictly use imap interface and pull it into the phone directly.
     
  10. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Gmail app.
     
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    You don't need to disable Google's 2-step authentication for apps/devices that require a Gmail login but can't receive the confirmation code. Just create a custom app password for them.

    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1173270?hl=en

    That is how, for example, I have my Synology home SAN sending me email alerts using Gmail.
     
  12. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I would have believed that. What tipped you off to that being fake?
     
  13. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Why on earth would you not format a computer you don't know the history of?!
     
  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Some attractive programs on it.
     
  15. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    OEM installation of Windows on the computer with no back-up discs or a backup partition.
     
  16. Always check who the email is sent by and report it to your local police online abuse department.
     
  17. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    You'll know when there's a legitimate warning. When you login it'll show a large red banner at the top which when you click X on will ask you to use a new password. It happened to a BS account I had and hadn't signed in for 7 years... My attempt was from somewhere in the UK. Google must sense a login pattern and won't complete a session login even if the password is correct.
     
  18. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Someone please tell me, how can I avoid falling for this? I have seen such emails can clicked them before... :S
     
  19. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    There's one infallible solution. Never click on links in emails.
     
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  20. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Unless you trust them, of course, and know exactly who they're from (e.g., I have it set up to get e-mails of new videos from some of the channels I'm subscribed to on YouTube).
     

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