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Windows 7: Is it a Facebook phishing attempt or a legitimate letter?


25 Nov 2011   #1

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Is it a Facebook phishing attempt or a legitimate letter?

I checked my Gmail spam box and saw a red flagged email originating from facebookmail.com and it had all this seemingly random gibberish of letters and plus signs int he address. It was telling me I had a friend request. I clicked the link and it did take me to facebook.com but I did not login.

I opened another window and logged into facebook and did notice I had a new friend request. This is a false positive? Or did I make a mistake somewhere down the line and mark legit facebook mail as spam?

or does this mean my friends account may have been compromised?


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25 Nov 2011   #2

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i smell something fishy there..
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25 Nov 2011   #3

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maybeh you smelling ya upper lip
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25 Nov 2011   #4

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LOL
i get email notifications from facebook too. but as you said yours were "gibberish of letters and plus signs int he address"
mine aren't like that xD
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25 Nov 2011   #5

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RoloDman, if you mean random gibberish of letter like on this screenshot, then this is completely normal.


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26 Nov 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Garlic View Post
RoloDman, if you mean random gibberish of letter like on this screenshot, then this is completely normal.
yes something just like that. Thank you very much

in general, can you give me any tips for telling the difference? Like, for example, if a link takes me to facebook.com then I don't need to worry right?
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26 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi RoldoDman/JL,

if you are concerned about having a virus on Facebook, I recommend you get this Application for your Facebook, it will give it more protection:

Bitdefender Safego on Facebook | Facebook

If you are concerned about Spam/Virus, just block the sender and Mark as Spam with an Anti-virus software (I use Kaspersky for this).

Please let me know which e-mail client you use, ex. hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc.

Also please post an example of one of those emails.

Cheers Joe.
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26 Nov 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Hi RoldoDman/JL,

if you are concerned about having a virus on Facebook, I recommend you get this Application for your Facebook, it will give it more protection:

Bitdefender Safego on Facebook | Facebook

If you are concerned about Spam/Virus, just block the sender and Mark as Spam with an Anti-virus software (I use Kaspersky for this).

Please let me know which e-mail client you use, ex. hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc.

Also please post an example of one of those emails.

Cheers Joe.
does bitdefender antivirus have to be installed for that?
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26 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Hi RoldoDman/JL,

if you are concerned about having a virus on Facebook, I recommend you get this Application for your Facebook, it will give it more protection:

Bitdefender Safego on Facebook | Facebook

If you are concerned about Spam/Virus, just block the sender and Mark as Spam with an Anti-virus software (I use Kaspersky for this).

Please let me know which e-mail client you use, ex. hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc.

Also please post an example of one of those emails.

Cheers Joe.
does bitdefender antivirus have to be installed for that?
No, it is just a Facebook App, like those Game apps and everything like that.
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26 Nov 2011   #10

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thanks
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