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Old 13th June 2020, 07:57 AM
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This applies to forum members who use a Hotmail E mail address that there is a phishing E Mail circulating which states that your Hotmail account is changing and you will have to click on a link in the E Mail to upgrade to the new Hotmail account.

This has been circulating for around 2 weeks and I have had two attacks (unsuccessful) Th E mail uses Hotmail logos and appears genuine - but isn't!
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Old 13th June 2020, 02:31 PM
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I get at least a dozen "your account needs updating" or "we have disabled your account, please log in here <insert fake link> to update your details" and similar every week. Even the forum admin account gets hit by these saying "your film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk mailbox is full, login <here> to delete unwanted emails".

NEVER EVER click on links in emails - even if you are sure it is legitimate (because one day, it won't be). Always go to the site as you normally would and log in from there to check that all is well.

If you do accidentally get tricked into logging in to a site via a link (to err is human) immediately log in normally and change your password and do the same for any other site you use the same password for. On which point, never use the same password for different sites as if it is compromised on one site the miscreants will have access to your other logins. You are far safer writing your passwords down on paper than using the same password more than once.

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