Author Topic: Phishing site warning?  (Read 10855 times)

Offline snorks

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Phishing site warning?
« on: January 10, 2007, 10:46:26 pm »
Hello everyone,
I went to click on the website given for Mr. Goodblood, to check out what folks were talking about.  My filter kept telling me it was a known and reported phishing site. 

Is that the correct addy and if so, is it a phishing site?

frederica

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Phishing site warning?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 02:39:35 am »
Recieved the same warning. Will have to see if they attach cookies. frederica

Offline Barnaby_McEwan

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Phishing site warning?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 09:52:33 pm »
There are several links given in this thread: which one (or ones) do you mean?

frederica

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Phishing site warning?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 10:29:22 pm »
It flashed a warning on this site, for me anyway. http://geocities.com/fakemedicinemen/goodblood.htm. The warning didn't stay up very long, then went to the site. It did attach cookies. I deleted both. frederica

Offline Barnaby_McEwan

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Re: Phishing site warning?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007, 11:23:01 pm »
I think that's probably a false positive. People usually end up at a phishing site after clicking on a link in a spam email or instant message that points to a different address than it appears to. That page isn't pretending to be a bank or Paypal or asking you to enter any information at all.  No harm in being vigilant though.

http://www.antiphishing.org/

Offline Mo

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Re: Phishing site warning?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 12:09:11 am »
geocities is notorius for putting garbage on your computer when you go to their sites. i know some won't ever go to a geocities site for that reason. this site givwes an example of the "worm".

http://www.webistry.net/jan/pedo.html

seems there have been lawsuits..does not seem to have helped any tho. could be thats what your virus protection is picking up.

Offline matt e

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Re: Phishing site warning?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 07:19:50 am »
Yahoo! places tracking cookies from all their sites.  even if you are useing their hosting package, they still use cookies, and it is part of what you have to agree to when using their services.  geocities is their free hosting. 

     a phishing site is a fake site that tries to get you to enter your personal information for ID theft, financial theft. biggest fake sites are for banks, paypal, and ebay.  generally sent in an email. if you right click on a link, and choose properties, it will show you the destination of the link.

 If you are not sure, do not click on the link, type the address you normally use in your browser and login in. 
 
 any site that asks for more than your first name and email address (for a newsletter) is probably a phishing site.  never enter personal information on a site that does not have https:// in the address. https means the site is secure. Most phishing sites do not bother with this.
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