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Tug-Kenny

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DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:48:47 pm »


As per the title.

Today I received an EMAIL inviting me to download a picture from DROPBOX.

I clicked on the small print to visit the site before downloading first and received the most Horrendous warnings from my system saying it would be dangerous to do so.

The mail has now been deleted. Has anyone else received an email like this.

ken
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Peter Fitness

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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 09:16:45 pm »

Not me Ken, I use dropbox regularly and haven't had any warnings or problems yet. Thanks for the warning, I'll keep an eye out.


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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 09:20:50 pm »

I had one from automation image cloud telling me my picture had uploaded. needless to say as I had not uploaded any images, I ignored it.
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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 02:12:14 am »

I don't think the problem is Dropbox. It sounds like one of those malicious emails carrying malware. It could just as easily have been a bogus email purporting to be from any service provider.
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Tug-Kenny

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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 09:42:03 am »


I'm sure you're right Mark.

The best advice is to not CLICK on any recommended sites in an email message.

Cheers

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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 12:29:02 pm »

I don't think the problem is Dropbox. It sounds like one of those malicious emails carrying malware. It could just as easily have been a bogus email purporting to be from any service provider.


This.


Dropbox is a perfectly legitimate website, even if they did break all their hotlinks recently  >>:-(
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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 12:46:53 pm »

Before clicking on any link in an e mail check just where the link will take you. It is not always the same address as in the visible link. Some e mail programs will show you the actual address if you hover the mouse pointer over the link without clicking. If yours does this then always check first.

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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 02:47:13 pm »

I have had emails like this telling me my Amazon parcel is delayed, click for details, when I have not ordered anything. Also from banks I have never had an account with, telling me there is a problem with my data, ditto Paypal... Need I go on? Probably not.
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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 05:57:34 pm »

My wife had an email last friday to say that she had been successful in the purchase of 4 tickets to see some non descript 'pop star' at the NEC. her bank account via the given debit card details HAD been debited for 435 plus a 75 booking fee. In panic she brought me her phone with the email.

Now being on her phone there was nothing I could really do, the email looked authentic and the header was Ticketmaster. There was nothing to say contact them or send details or anything. If it had been on her computer I could have run a trace on the email, but not able to do that on her phone.

So she logged on to the bank account and everything was normal, no odd transactions, she checked again sunday and still nothing. I must get her to check again when she comes in.

Rather an odd email to receive. No demands or anything, no contact details - the mail said do not reply as it is automated. So just odd to receive it, maybe a new way of phishing I don't know, but save getting hold of her debit number somehow, I don't see how they gain on this one.

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Re: DO NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES FROM DROPBOX
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 11:11:07 am »

Before clicking on any link in an e mail check just where the link will take you. It is not always the same address as in the visible link. Some e mail programs will show you the actual address if you hover the mouse pointer over the link without clicking. If yours does this then always check first.

Jim


Jim has a GOOD POINT here.

My suspicions were aroused when this was done, (after the alarm was raised),  as the address was different to Dropbox.

This is not a gripe about Dropbox as it could have been any site, famous or not.

Be alert everyone.

ken

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