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Windows 7: How a free breakfast day at McDonalds can lead to malware danger

22 Jun 2011   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
How a free breakfast day at McDonalds can lead to malware danger

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I don't know if you're the sort of person who wakes up in the morning, and the first thing you long for is a McDonalds' breakfast - but if you are, you might just be exactly what malware authors are looking for.

Researchers at SophosLabs have seen a malicious email that has been spammed out across the world in the last couple of days pretending to come from McDonalds.

The email claims that the fast-food giant is offering free breakfasts in each and every of their many thousands of restaurants around the globe. Chances are that there are many people who would love the prospect of munching on a McDonalds first thing in the morning........

But beware! There is no such thing as a free lunch.. breakfast......
Read more at: How a free breakfast day at McDonalds can lead to malware danger | Naked Security


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22 Jun 2011   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x2 + Windows 10, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing about the invitation jumped out at me - It states "Cafe" rather than "restaurant" which is McDonalds name for i's outlets in the UK, not sure of other markets
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22 Jun 2011   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Dwarf said to meet him there tomorrow, and he would buy me breakfast. But he said to bring my new laptop, cause there were some really good win8 add-ons to download.
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