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Spam With Trojan Faked As LinkedIn Messages

Another reason to run NoScript



3:20 am on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure I'm not the only one who got a LinkedIn spam email today (mine was supposedly from a lecturer at the University of the West Indies). I didn't click the link that leads to the Trojan, of course, but even if I had, my default browser is Firefox, with NoScript running, so wouldn't have been a problem.

This, along with the Twitter hack that people here had problems with, is a good example of why you shouldn't let scripts run by default on your browser. And if you're one of those admins who insist on using javascript to make your website useable, you're doing us all a disservice.


4:06 am on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The title is misleading, since these spam emails have nothing to do with LI other than their (frequently changing) subject.

Last week the subject was Facebook related, and today the same crap masquerades as a Groupon email.

Set your mail client to read emails in plain text. HTML does not belong in email anyway.


4:35 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Virtually any business can have its e-mails faked, and the probability remains high.

We all must remain vigilant, at all times.


4:56 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Virtually any business can have its e-mails faked

I'm not even a business, not a real one anyway, but I get mine spoofed all the time.

It's usually competitors, or someone who has a beef with me. As long as your host and/or ISP knows it's not you (and they will know) you're okay.

They can't hit the entire internet. Only a very, very small part of it. It's never even impacted my business.

Annoying but after 10 years of dealing with it it's like a mosquito on the back of my neck.

Slap it and move on.

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