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  • OT: FedEx virus reminder

    Not a new virus - but still around, especially in the gift-giving (and shipping) season. The wife got our system infected this morning via email - I suspect her email address was gleaned from her Facebook account:

    It appears that Norton Anti-Virus was able to cope with the miscreant (confirmed with the more robust MalwareBytes).

  • #2
    Interesting. I got a message yesterday, which I deleted via Webmail. It claimed to be from FedEx, and said my web account was about to expire due to inactivity. It contained a link, which was why I deleted it.

    I never click on links contained in unsolicited email. No reputable company will send you unsolicited email with a link to a login. To click on such links is an invitation to trouble.


    edit: Now that I think about it, I also like that the account is expired. I obviously don't need it, and if I did, I could always create it again.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by tlfamm View Post
      The wife got our system infected this morning via email
      Yeah, right.
      Any products mentioned in my posts have been endorsed by their manufacturer.


      • #4
        Best not to have accounts with these couriers anyway!
        I told puralator to @#[email protected] off when they tried to charge me $50 import dutys on a $100 item (Actual import dutys: About <$15, rest was random stupid fees they tacked on), Since I had no account with them, No previous business and never authorized them to clear any items for me. Also was never told of any fees when I got the item or chance to refuse delivery based on that info, just 'heres you item' <3 weeks later> "Heres your bill" 6 weeks later "Heres your nastygram from our lawyer who isent even a valid lawyer in your country for not paying our scamragious bill"

        Took em awhile for them to figure out I had more right to sue them then they had to sue me!
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        • #5
          Never have those kind of problems with Linux...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BigJohnT View Post
            Never have those kind of problems with Linux...



            • #7
              Be cautious. Apple got to bragging about how they never had virus problems or malware. This was perceived as a challenge to some hackers, and now apple has sheepishly admitted they now have virus problems.

              finest regards,