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I just recieved two e-mails, from both Adobe and Skype. Well… when I say “Adobe” and “Skype”, I actually mean “phishers who want to steal my password or load my PC with a trojan/virus/worm/other nasty, but don’t know who they’re dealing with”. 😛
These are the e-mails:
ADOBE PDF READER SOFTWARE UPGRADE NOTIFICATION
This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To upgrade your application:
+ Go to http://www.adobe-reader-upgrade.com
+ Get your options, download and upgrade.
DOWNLOAD ADOBE ACROBAT READER
Thanks and best regards,
Adobe Acrobat Reader Support
Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved
1005 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 96523 | USA
Website : http://www.adobe-acrobat-upgrade.com
On behalf of Skype Inc, we sincerely thank you for your as-always trust and supports. As a valued customer, you can enjoy ever more enhanced features from “Get More Out Of Skype” (learn more at http://www.skype-voip-upgrade.com).
What can you find in this upgrade?
+ Do amazing things for free: Voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype; Conference calls with three or more people; Instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing.
+ Call landlines and mobiles worldwide (for around 44 countries, and we are adding more soon).
+ Access WiFi hotspots without the hassle.
+ Skype for iPhone: Now you can make Skype calls over 3G.
+ Record all your calls: better than telephone quality.
All you need to get up and running with Skype is…
+ A PC or Mac computer.
+ An internet connection (broadband is best).
+ A webcam to make video calls.
To learn more about this upgrade, please go to Skype Upgrade Center at:
Let’s change the way we think of telecommunications.
Cherie M Walford
Skype Upgrade Center
Copy rights Skype 2010 – All Rights Reserved
Anyone else got these e-mails? If you’ve clicked on any of the links already, you REALLY need to learn the concept of a “scam”. 😛
Alright, let’s start with Adobe. Pretty good e-mail, but… why would they e-mail me to announce a new version? There’s a tool that’s installed WITH Adobe Reader that does that automatically (I’ve turned it off, because Adobe Reader is irritating :P). Also, why would they put “DOWNLOAD ADOBE ACROBAT READER” in caps? Or even put it there at all? They’ve already given the “download link” before that. Which is clearly a fake. Because you’d get the new version of Acrobat Reader at Adobe.com. 😛 They’ve also separated the words “Copy” and “right”, and there’s a copyright symbol next to Adobe 2010, as well. Which is hilarious, because it’s not needed. 😛 It’s like saying “PDF Format”, basically, “Portable Document Format Format”. 😛
The Skype one is worse. “Valued Skyper”? They USUALLY say “hey <username>”- this fool should know that if he’s ACTUALLY a member of Skype. 😛 “On behalf of Skype Inc”? Why would someone FROM Skype send it out on BEHALF of Skype? 😛 “As-always trust and SUPPORTS”? “You can enjoy EVER more enhanced features”? Bad, BAD grammar. 😛 Also, from what I’ve come to notice, Skype’s e-mails are full of bubble-like graphics and are pretty casually written, so recieving a plain text e-mail just three hours after recieving that Adobe e-mail of the same style basically GIVES it away. 😛 They wouldn’t tell you what you need to get up and running with Skype, either, because I HAVE SKYPE, and already know. 😛 PLUS, there’s an update feature in Skype, which says there are no updates. 😛 And on top of all that, they’ve separated the words “Copy” and “right”, and put an S on the end of it for some reason. So this is the same idiot sending these two e-mails. 😛
Also… on both of those e-mails, right at the bottom? “Powered by YourMailingListProvider”. LOL. 😛 They’re both big companies. I THINK they can take care of their OWN mailing lists. 😉
No, I’m not done JUST yet. I’m just gonna point out that the HEADER of these e-mails doesn’t mention Skype at all. Another (legit) Skype newsletter goes like this, “from skype.outbound.ed10.com by mail.o2.co.uk”, showing that my mail server recieved the message from Skype’s own mail server, before bouncing it to another O2 mail server, and then being downloaded by me. However, this fake shows “from smtp.ymlp33.net by mail.o2.co.uk”. 😛 Ya see, it’s so easy to spot a phishing e-mail. Just read it, and look in the e-mail header if you want to. 😀
And that’s HOW, FOR NOW!