Your email may harm your computer

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February 2, 2013 by huionn

Yesterday I read Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can’t Protect Us Anymore on Wired.com.

Out of curiosity, I checked my GMail spam box and found an email from “Facebook”

fakefb

The catch is that the email was from xyz@aig.com (American International Group).

I got the bait link in the email (don’t go to the site as the site is currently identified as malware site)

<a href="http://cozproject.com/alpert.html?fb=huionn" style="font-weight:bold;color:#fff;font-size:13px;text-decoration:none" target="_blank">Go To Facebook</a>

Google Chrome blocked me with malware alert when I tried to access the site.

malware

What are noteworthy:

1) The email has been hacked by hacker to send email. The hackers uses legit email as it will be less suspicious to mail server.

2) The email look very similar to Facebook notification. People may just click the link to go to the infected site.

3. The website is likely a legitimate site that has been compromised (aka hacked).

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