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    Exclamation A little help please...

    A User claims she got this in email this morning...


    "I received this message while reviewing my email this morning ( The safety settings on your computer is dangerously low. With the current settings, any web site you visit ( and any ad that is shown to you can automatically install to your computer. It is strongly recommended that you raise your security settings.) "

    anyone seen this before?
    Romans 7:14-20
    14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

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    You need to find out if it was a legitimate e-mail. Find out first if the user knows the person who sent the e-mail. If so, have him contact that person to confirm that he/she actually sent it. It may have been a fake e-mail that spoofed someone's e-mail address.

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    Just think about it: how could anyone know before they send that email that the safety settings on the recipient's computer are "dangerously low"?

    It didn't have a link to some paying software to "fix the problem" by any chance, did it?

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    Originally posted here by Negative
    Just think about it: how could anyone know before they send that email that the safety settings on the recipient's computer are "dangerously low"?

    It didn't have a link to some paying software to "fix the problem" by any chance, did it?
    thats exaclty what i was thinking...
    Romans 7:14-20
    14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

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    Where was the mail from..check the authenticity of the mail...looks like an attempt at social engineering to me..'Security settings' hmmf

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    Is the user computer literate?
    I ask, because I have seen this in a popup before, but never an email.
    Perhaps she was browsing the web or cheching her webmail when she got a popup of this message?
    Just a thought.
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