Knowledgebase: Scams and Spams
Posted by Roy Petersen on Oct-12-2009 08:27 PM
Is that a real notice, or is it dangerous?|
We've seen an increase in attempts to infect user's computers lately, but mainly they are easy to spot. Bad spelling, poor phrasing and basically appearing to have been hastily put together by someone who might not be a native English speaker. There was one today that we've learned of that is fairly well done (comparatively) , so we thought we'd share.
Here it is:
On October 16, 2009 server upgrade will take place. Due to this the system may be offline for approximately half an hour.
The changes will concern security, reliability and performance of mail service and the system as a whole.
For compatibility of your browsers and mail clients with upgraded server software you should run SSl certificates update procedure.
This procedure is quite simple. All you have to do is just to click the link provided, to save the patch file and then to run it from your computer location. That's all.
Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and sorry for possible inconveniences.
Look for the first "/" starting from the left after the initial "http://" part. To the left of that first slash will be the TLD (Top Level Domain), or the ".com" portion. Everything from that ".com" and left, up to the first instance of a "." is the domain name.
What would happen if I click the link?
Hard to say without actually doing so and determining what they're trying to do, but odds are pretty good it's something nasty. A trojan, virus or something equally unpleasant. I wouldn't recommend you do so.