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Windows 7: Outlook Users Be Aware


21 Jun 2011   #1

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Outlook Users Be Aware

Look out! Outlook phishing form spammed out

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Are you an Outlook user? Have you received a message telling you that your account needs to be reconfigured, and requesting that you enter your username and password?
More Info...


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21 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oaken View Post
Look out! Outlook phishing form spammed out

Quote:
Are you an Outlook user? Have you received a message telling you that your account needs to be reconfigured, and requesting that you enter your username and password?
More Info...
Great find, thanks for the heads up as i use Outlook for both my Gmail and Hotmail accounts.

But as the comment at the bottom states, why would even recieve this email for Outlook?

And on another note, i really hope even the noobish of people would notcie, the fact the email starts with 'Dear Microsoft Outlook Username'

since when would even a malicous email state dear username!

Lucky
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21 Jun 2011   #3

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I hear you Luckystar, though in my experience with family and friends (other than the one or two IT pros) there are two kinds of users- those that get IT and those that don't very much at all.

For example, I recently warned a nephew that if he doesn't stop clicking on 'Free Scan' and the like he will be on his own. It being around the fifth time in just over a month he caught a nasty from doing this, and he's on the phone for me to sort it out. The way I see it is if it forearms one member, then it was worth the effort to post.

I think the username is meant as the receivers username- though I could be wrong.
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