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Windows 7: email from yahoo! INC

22 Nov 2013   #1

W7 premium 64
 
 
email from yahoo! INC

Body of email...
Dear Yahoo! User,


This is for ALL accounts powered by Yahoo!.


Your E-mail account needs to be updated within 24 Hours, If this is not done we shall suspend the account(s) you have with us. Click Here to update your email account now

Thank you

Customer Care

Copyright ? 2013 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

Thanks


When I click the link, it opens what looks like a normal yahoo email page, but the address bar has this in it...
tterrwttt.altervista.org/yahoo.html/ (i left off the www on the front end so noone would click on it. But I did click on it and like I said a normal looking yahoo email page came up...but I never entered my name and password. I read where yahoo! INC is legit....uh but I'm leary about the address issue.....no idea what altervista.org is. Anyone?

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22 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Looks like a phishing email to me.
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22 Nov 2013   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can summit suspicious URLs to virustotal.com

In your post, you copied/pasted the full link (with the http part). If this is the original link, then you should notice that the link does not use https.

I visited the website using a virtual machine and the source code for the website is definitely not from Yahoo.

You should not have clicked on the link, the websites like this could have infected you. This one probably di not infect you, but others might.
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22 Nov 2013   #4

W7 premium 64
 
 

thx and will report it there. Supposedly there is suppose to be a "report phishing" button in the yahoo email, but there is no such thing. thx and take care. DM
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22 Nov 2013   #5

W7 premium 64
 
 

had the url scanned and looked clean. I just spammed it and moving on. Thx
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22 Nov 2013   #6

7 HomePrem x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drmax View Post
thx and will report it there. Supposedly there is suppose to be a "report phishing" button in the yahoo email, but there is no such thing. thx and take care. DM
I reported the OP earlier as containing a possible phishing/malicious link.
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22 Nov 2013   #7
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

Quote:
uh but I'm leary about the address issue.....no idea what altervista.org is
= "Crea gratis il tuo sito web, il tuo blog, una galleria di immagini o un forum di discussione"

Legit free website provider, hosting all kinds of stuff incl. the mentioned phishing site (no control, as usual with many\most hosting companies). The socalled 'Yahoo' page will go away when\if someone reports it to the host.
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22 Nov 2013   #8

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
Quote:
uh but I'm leary about the address issue.....no idea what altervista.org is
= "Crea gratis il tuo sito web, il tuo blog, una galleria di immagini o un forum di discussione"

Legit free website provider, hosting all kinds of stuff incl. the mentioned phishing site (no control, as usual with many\most hosting companies). The socalled 'Yahoo' page will go away when\if someone reports it to the host.
Sounds Spanish! Thank you for the help take care
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