Melbourne Pug Specialist: Possible Spam/Virus
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    Icon4 Melbourne Pug Specialist: Possible Spam/Virus

    I've received an email titled "Very Important Document" at 20:58H tonight from a respected Melbourne independent mechanic.

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    It's my suspicion that he's had a computer invasion. Has anyone else received a similar email this evening from our man?

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    Have you checked the header for the sender's IP address, to see if it is indeed from the mechanic? Most other fields can easily be spoofed by anyone who understands email. Spam is invariably spoofed.

    If it is, you can inform the business, before its ISP applies the chop.

    Most of these conning and virus spreading emails depend on the very bad habit of most Windows users of displaying HTML. Plain text displayed messages reveal the fakery and are unlikely to fool anyone.
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    Yes, same email, same time (once corrected for our ridiculous lack of daylight savings).
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    Thanks gents.

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