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Sep
17
accepted Imitation Gmail account created - what's the threat?
Sep
15
comment Imitation Gmail account created - what's the threat?
@Rook, it is a genuine mail from Google/Gmail. And all the links in the mail are hyperlinked to where they say they are hyperlinked to.
Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Sep
15
comment Imitation Gmail account created - what's the threat?
@QuestionOverflow, yes I was also thinking the same mischievous thoughts :) But maybe as Chris says it was done by accident, in which case I'll lose them their new email account forever. I could email them to ask who they are... though maybe that will lose the element of surprise if they are up to no good... what do you think?
Sep
15
comment Imitation Gmail account created - what's the threat?
@ChrisMurray, this did occur to me as a possibility, too. Thanks.
Sep
15
asked Imitation Gmail account created - what's the threat?
Dec
6
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
26
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
@RoryAlsop courtesy ping - I have an answer
Dec
26
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
courtesy ping - I have an answer
Dec
26
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
@Ramhound courtesy ping - I have an answer
Dec
26
accepted ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Dec
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answered ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Dec
19
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype, and this warning message still appears from time to time, each time relating to a different remote server. I ran an ESET scan on the entire computer, 0 threats found. Before I go nuking from orbit, are there any better AV programs that might have a better chance of detecting & cleaning this sucker?
Dec
6
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Skype from a clean download; let's see if this makes a difference...
Dec
5
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
5
awarded  Commentator
Dec
5
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Poly, with all respect, I'm not nuking my computer on the off chance that maybe it's infected, when there's a very plausible and reasonable alternative explanation on offer. Same way when I get a headache, I take paracetamol before moving on to morphine.
Dec
5
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
@Ramhound - good idea, though the promise of 5 minutes is not realistic. This message does not appear on any predictable basis, so it could be days before it ever happens. Being that this is the case, if we're lucky the message will appear again, but if it doesn't appear, it doesn't prove that I've been compromised; it could just mean that all the supernodes Skype is using have valid SSL certificates...
Dec
5
comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Right, so the only reason ESET is reporting it is because their SSL certificate has expired, or something like that? Sounds reasonable...