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Just received this email, which is definitely malicious.

 

Firewall Gold Message Center: You may need to update your Firewall security settings as soon as possible:

 

Press here to update your Firewall security settings or read below for more information:

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There is a high possibility that your PC's Firewall security settings may become exploited by malicious websites without your knowledge. This could easily lead to the following attacks on your PC's hard drive:

 

- Unwanted Virus Downloads

- Uncontrollable Trojan horse attacks

- The running of unwanted script programs

- The installation of malicious spyware

 

If your PC is not protected correctly then these attacks could allow hackers to track your movements across the Internet. It also means that your information, ranging from passwords to credit card numbers, can be stored by sites that you visit. A successful hacker could examine this information and extract it, setting the stage for identity theft, credit card fraud, or worse.

 

Press here for more information on how to make certain you are protected:

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Some unknown or untrusted websites use script programs to change your home page, modify your web history, display advertisements, disable your back button, or redirect you to different websites without your consent. Such scripts have also been recently used by Russian hackers to silently install viruses on end-user's computers.

 

One way to protect your PC is to download this new FIREWALL software program.

 

Press here to run the Firewall system scan now:

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If you feel that you are receiving this email in error or are not interested in receiving future "FIREWALLGOLD" offers please go to this page:

 

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or contact us via regular mail at:

 

Firewall Gold Promotions

6965 El Camino Real

Suite 105 - 698

La Costa, CA 92009

 

 

 

 

You will not get anymore of our emails if you go here LINK REMOVED and enter your email address my email address removed

 

or write to:

 

Three W Networks Ltd.JY3

P.O. Box N-9934

2nd. Floor, Ansbacher House

East Street

Nassau, New Providence

BS

 

There were numerous links throughout the e-mail that were likely malicious and could have downloaded backdoor Trojans, keyloggers, Rootkits, or other harmful code to your computer.

 

PC Armor Security report.

Report dated May 07, but this thing is still about, so watch out for it.

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Had a lot of new mail to open and only just got down to the following emails which contained exactly the same links:

 

We would like to know if you think you're FAT?

 

In order to look better and lose weight you have to be brutally honest with yourself. Are you fat? Do you want to stay fat? There are so many benefits to losing weight.

 

Here is a short list of why you should lose weight:

 

>> The opposite sex will find you more desirable if you are not fat-

 

>> You will live a happier and healthier life if you're not fat-

 

>> You will be more self confident if you're not fat-

 

>> You will have a better love life if you're not fat-

 

Press here to learn how to lose weight and keep it off: LINK REMOVED

We understand that you may not be happy with your current weight. We would like to send you information on how you can lose weight so you can become more attractive and feel better about the way you look, and we will teach you how you can keep the weight off! In fact, you will lose 9 pounds in 11 days!

 

If you follow our simple guidelines then you'll have the BEST body that you have ever had in your entire life! Men and Women will be breaking their necks staring at your gorgeous new body in 2008!

 

Press here to learn how to lose weight and keep it off: LINK REMOVED

 

 

We will help you lose 9 pounds every 11 days! Yes, if you want to lose 9 pounds in only 11 days then let us help you out right now!

 

Weight Loss Facts:

 

>> Low Fat Foods DON'T WORK.

>> Low Calorie Diets DON'T WORK.

>> Low Carb Plans DON'T WORK.

 

Press here and we will SHOW you what works! LINK REMOVED

 

 

If you're a woman, don't you want men to find you desirable? Don't you want to feel more confident with how you look naked?

 

If you're a man, don't you want to lose that big belly and get six-pack abs? Women love men who are in shape and who look great with their shirts off.

 

Our program is perfect for both women and men! No matter how you look today, you will look better with our help.

 

Press here to learn how to lose weight and keep it off: LINK REMOVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To not receive future offers/promotions from "Weight Loss Offers" please press on the below link and scroll to the bottom of the page: LINK REMOVED

 

Or send us a letter at:

 

6965 El Camino Real

Suite 105 - 698

La Costa, CA 92009

 

 

You will not get anymore of our emails if you go here LINK REMOVED

or write to:

 

Three W Networks Ltd.JY3

P.O. Box N-9934

2nd. Floor, Ansbacher House

East Street

Nassau, New Providence

BS

 

 

FREE*- DATING SITE and DATING COMMUNITY!

 

Are you still SINGLE? Last week we sent you an email to notify you about our new dating network that is -FREE- to join, and not only do we have thousands of single women and men located right in your city, but we have the EXACT SINGLE women and men that you would want to meet and date this week!

 

PRESS HERE TO JOIN FOR NO COST (MUST BE 18 and OLDER):No Credit Card Required:

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For the first time ever on the Internet, single men and women are able to use a dating site that allows them to meet the best looking people in their neighborhoods!

 

What makes this site unique is that it's not for the timid, but for responsible singles who have grown up attitudes toward the dating scene.

 

If you're a man that wants to meet beautiful women who are open minded toward your needs then join today for no cost by visiting the page below!

 

 

PRESS HERE TO JOIN FOR NO COST (MUST BE 18 and OLDER):No Credit Card Required:

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If you're a women who wants to experience life's most intimate desires then visit the page below and join today for no cost:

 

 

PRESS HERE TO JOIN FOR NO COST (MUST BE 18 and OLDER):No Credit Card Required:

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With your membership you will have access to all of the following:

 

* view pictures

* send e-mails to members

* receive e-mails from members

* reply to e-mails from members

 

**No Credit Card Required**

 

 

Get ready to meet the singles that you really want to meet! Don't settle, just settle for the best!

 

PRESS HERE TO JOIN FOR NO COST (MUST BE 18 and OLDER):No Credit Card Required:

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If you join our dating community today, then this weekend you could be on a date with one, or even two beautiful singles, and better yet, you could be waking up next to two beautiful singles after a wild night of fun!

 

What are you waiting for?

 

PRESS HERE TO JOIN FOR NO COST (MUST BE 18 and OLDER):No Credit Card Required:

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Should you wish to stop receiving these messages, you may opt-out at any time by clicking here:

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and updating your e-mail preferences. Alternatively, you may contact Singlesnet.com Customer Service directly: Singlesnet .com, 13A Highland Cir, Needham, MA, 02494-3031 or telephone (617) 301-6210 9am-5pm EST Weekdays.

 

We contacted you last week, and we would still like to offer you that 500.00 Target or 500.00 Walmart gift card. We are surprised that we still have some available to offer you, but we could be out of them at any moment, so please get yours before they are all gone! You can claim* it online right now with no hassle!

 

Do you want a Walmart gift card instead of a Target gift card?

 

If YES, Press here to Claim* a Walmart gift card worth 500.00:

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Do you want a Target gift card instead of a Walmart gift card?

 

If Yes, Press here to Claim* a Target gift card worth 500.00:

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This promotion is for a limited time. So claim your 500.00 dollars in Gift Cards to Target or Walmart before it's too late!

 

Best wishes,

 

CDS Team

 

 

 

 

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Powered by CustomerDirectSavings. CustomerDirectSavings is an independent rewards program for consumers and is NOT affiliate with any of the companies listed above. CustomerDirectSavings is soley responsible for all gift fulfilment. To receive your gift simply 1) Participate in the survey 2) Qualify for sponsor offer(s) 3) (See Gift Rules) and 4) Follow redemption instructions. By Continuing, you certify that you agree to the terms and the conditions.

Copyright 2007 CustomerDirectSavings. All rights reserved.

 

To stop receiving announcements about this offer:

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or by writing:

CustomerDirectSavings

Attn: Customer Care

1730 S. Federal Highway #345

Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

NOTE: Please print and include this announcement in all mail correspondence.

 

 

 

 

 

You will not get anymore of our emails if you go here

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These are pretty obvious to more experienced web user, but they obviously still fool the less knowledgeable.

 

Don't be fooled, and to stop them, block them in your email settings.

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Theyre getting better at it - anyone remember the I love you malware? Social engineering works pretty well.

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I use an app that can show all and delete selected emails waiting to come through from my server.

 

Been using Palmail for ages now but there are similar apps around.

 

Palmail hasn't been developed for a while but it works fine on XP, Vista and server 2003 and is a standalone.

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Been using Palmail for ages now but there are similar apps around.
It is quite good plus it permits easy selective deleting email messages.

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I use an app that can show all and delete selected emails waiting to come through from my server.

 

Been using Palmail for ages now but there are similar apps around.

 

Palmail hasn't been developed for a while but it works fine on XP, Vista and server 2003 and is a standalone.

 

Hi

 

Thanks for the link. I downloaded it to give it a try.

When the program alerts you to a new mail, how do you go about deleteing it via palmail? I clicked on the "mark for deleteing/unmark" and nothing happened. I was still able to download it via my email client..

 

Have I missed something obvious or am I expecting to much of this program?

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Hi

 

Thanks for the link. I downloaded it to give it a try.

When the program alerts you to a new mail, how do you go about deleteing it via palmail? I clicked on the "mark for deleteing/unmark" and nothing happened. I was still able to download it via my email client..

 

Have I missed something obvious or am I expecting to much of this program?

 

Just adding my two cents, I use gmail..(google mail). I have never had a problem since I started using it, and I do NOT have to download anything to my system. :rolleyes:

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I use the open source UTM called Untangle. Its great, and runs on old hardware. IMHO the best way to go for UTM security at home, and even for enteprises.

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Hi

 

Thanks for the link. I downloaded it to give it a try.

When the program alerts you to a new mail, how do you go about deleteing it via palmail? I clicked on the "mark for deleteing/unmark" and nothing happened. I was still able to download it via my email client..

 

Have I missed something obvious or am I expecting to much of this program?

Right click each unwanted email and mark for deletion and then hit the yellow telephone in the toolbar below file, top left of the gui.

 

Hitting the yellow telephone makes Palmail recheck the servers end and deleting any emails marked as such.

 

If there's a group of emails that need to be highlighted/marked for deletion you can left or right click in an empty space and drag the cursor.

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Right click each unwanted email and mark for deletion and then hit the yellow telephone in the toolbar below file, top left of the gui.

 

Hitting the yellow telephone makes Palmail recheck the servers end and deleting any emails marked as such.

 

If there's a group of emails that need to be highlighted/marked for deletion you can left or right click in an empty space and drag the cursor.

 

 

Thanks Humpty :) I'm not having one of my brighter moments...

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so far so good in paper spam exists because people respond to it the BBC Places order for pills Elite Herbal in new zealand it goes to India back to uk placed a piece of code in an order he'd sent on the 2005 electoral roll as pro spammer told news paper spamming for a year & had no qualms about it Atkinson said on a good day sending up to 100 million messages it good nice car & house he pay more than $1 million monthly to its affiliates search warrants & seized 22 PC's the new Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act Penalties up to $500,000 plus damages first issued under the act which took effect in September 2007 so if you not like dont buy. :angry:http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2209899/...er-keep-profits

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2210214/...ar-eclipse-spam

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2209532/...ate-sex-scandal > refer to a 'home sex movie' made by Hong Kong film stars Edison Chen and Cecilia Cheung. The blogs are then advertised by spammed comments on forums. Zlob Trojan.

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2208112/...t-workers-fired > Nine employees in the US District of Columbia have been given their marching orders for watching pornographic websites on government PCs during work hours.

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2156884/...org-names-shame > The second application identified in this round of reports is Team Taylor Made's Jessica Simpson Screensaver. The program bundles more than a dozen pieces of software, including undisclosed adware, a 'dialler' which automatically dials pay porn sites with a modem (if connected), and toolbars that modify the installer's browser."The Jessica Simpson Screensaver is one of the worst badware applications we've ever seen," said Palfrey. "It is an almost textbook example of a small software vendor using deceptive means to fund a software business." http://www.stopbadware.org/ :angry:http://www.heise-online.co.uk/security/Val...m--/news/110099

http://www.heise-online.co.uk/security/Cro.../features/74770

Framed up

More than just cookie stealing is possible with JavaScript when the web browser has unpatched security leaks. Particularly Internet Explorer, Browsercheck site whether your own browser is vulnerable to such attacks

http://labs.idefense.com/XSS.html :angry:

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I've just deleted the above post about yet another dodgy email scam, because I had second thoughts about it being a bit risque to be in the open forum.

 

Trouble is, it's absolutely hilarious, and anyone falling for it would be really sad.

 

But you never know, there just might be someone who would be...how should I put it...anatomically challenged, and may click the link.

 

I can't type for laughing, so I'm gonna post it, and let the mods have the awful decision of deleting or not.

 

Both of these received week or so ago.

 

t137_TooGoogToBeTrue3.jpg t136_TooGoogToBeTrue.jpg

 

Notice what the red arrows point to. Is someone trying to tell me something? :(

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Hi Dennis,

They would get more response if they said "TO FIND OUT WHO REFERRED YOU CLICK HERE!!!" :lol:

:) davey

 

P.S. OH NO,I just realized it takes a week!!! What a bummer. :(

 

I keep clicking on Redeem but nothing happens.

 

I never saw that ad on T.V. Wow!!! Food and Drug Administration (is it food or a drug?)

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Theyre getting better at it - anyone remember the I love you malware? Social engineering works pretty well.

I remember that one!

 

I also remember someone posting on a Microsoft forum (I think it was MSN) with the perfect counter to the malware when he stated something like "nobody loves you, so don't open the email." :lol:

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Strange indeed... <_<

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Hi all, I just received a similar email trying to sell me 'Error Nuker'. The contact name was "theinterex.com" but the address is the same one that I have seen for numerous offers. 6965 El Camino Real 105-698 La Costa, CA 92009.

I can't imagine anyone on this site being taken in but no doubt many out there will.

 

Have fun

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Hi nedof, I've seen that address before, but thankfully I'm only getting these things in Yahoo mail, so fingers crossed Gmail and Hotmail stay spam free as they are at the moment.

 

Welcome to the forum by the way.

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Hi nedof, I've seen that address before, but thankfully I'm only getting these things in Yahoo mail, so fingers crossed Gmail and Hotmail stay spam free as they are at the moment.

 

Welcome to the forum by the way.

 

Hi DennisD, I got another one today from the same CA address telling me how I can become a millionaire. Here it is, well most of it.

 

Hello, my name is Brian Wynn from the Millionaire League. I would love for you to

give me just 5 minutes of your time and I will give you a few ideas as to how you

can improve your financial well being.

 

In no time you will be making thousands of dollars each week, and in a few months

you will know how to become a millionaire.

 

Remember, anyone who wants to become a millionaire can become one. So if you're not

a millionaire within 12 months, then you have no one to blame but yourself.

 

Press here if you want to become a millionaire:

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6965 El Camino Real

Suite 105 - 698

La Costa, CA 92009

 

Looks like now they have my email address I'll be getting lots more.

 

cheers

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Press here if you want to become a millionaire:

 

 

6965 El Camino Real

Suite 105 - 698

La Costa, CA 92009

 

Looks like now they have my email address I'll be getting lots more.

 

cheers

 

Nedof, if that's the actual link from your email, can you edit your post and delete the link. Inexperienced or new users may click on that, and sometimes these things can lead to something nasty.

 

No worries, as you weren't to know, and a mod will remove it if they see it first.

 

I don't know which email you use, but when you have spam from a definite address, you can usually block it from within your email settings.

 

Have a look, and if you need any advice, post back.

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Hi

 

Thanks for the link. I downloaded it to give it a try.

When the program alerts you to a new mail, how do you go about deleteing it via palmail? I clicked on the "mark for deleteing/unmark" and nothing happened. I was still able to download it via my email client..

 

Have I missed something obvious or am I expecting to much of this program?

 

 

Give ePromter a whirl!

 

http://www.eprompter.com/

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