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#1 Doomster1961

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:29 AM

I was browsing one of your forum posts and have the link for you to check out. This is on your forum so I would classify it as very important. My browser firewall has detected this POST as being infected with phishing errors.
Also I checked your Security Certificate and it appears invalid.
The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed. The certificate is only valid for localhost
(Error code: sec_error_ca_cert_invalid).
Other forum users, that are registered, will also receive this error if your certificate is not valid. A certified and valid certificate will allow other people to use your site and prevent unregistered or unwanted users from invading your site and stealing registered user accounts and preventing the things that your site is trying to promote. Prevention. Thankyou and here is the link to the phishing that I am talking about.
http://www.spywarein...showtopic=60955

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Edited by Doomster1961, 26 February 2009 - 09:30 AM.


#2 cnm

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:03 AM

'Phishing' refers to an email scam. Read up on it: http://www.webopedia...P/phishing.html
A topic can't be phishing unless it sends email and even then, the email would be the phish, not the topic. What firewall are you using? It seems to be giving you misinformation. Note that occasionally our notification emails are falsely regarded as phish because they are sent from http://www.spywareinfoforum.com but the URL of our host, which serves multiple domains, is http://www25.yourdnshost.com

Volunteer organizations that aren't selling anything don't usually bother with a security certificate. We do not solicit any identifying information. McAfee Site Advisor shows us as safe. And, a security certificate would not 'prevent unregistered or unwanted users from invading your site and stealing registered user accounts'. The board's Invision software has good defenses against such things.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:40 AM

'Phishing' refers to an email scam. Read up on it: http://www.webopedia...P/phishing.html
A topic can't be phishing unless it sends email and even then, the email would be the phish, not the topic. What firewall are you using? It seems to be giving you misinformation. Note that occasionally our notification emails are falsely regarded as phish because they are sent from http://www.spywareinfoforum.com but the URL of our host, which serves multiple domains, is http://www25.yourdnshost.com

Volunteer organizations that aren't selling anything don't usually bother with a security certificate. We do not solicit any identifying information. McAfee Site Advisor shows us as safe. And, a security certificate would not 'prevent unregistered or unwanted users from invading your site and stealing registered user accounts'. The board's Invision software has good defenses against such things.

I have Verizon Security Suite for firewall, spyware, anti-virus etc. but somehow it disappeared!

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:28 PM

I have Verizon Security Suite for firewall, spyware, anti-virus etc. but somehow it disappeared!

I don't understand why you posted in this topic and why you posted twice -- I deleted the duplicate...

What you are saying suggests that you have a serious infection on your computer and you get help for that in Malware Removal... You are already getting help there, but apparently you have abandoned your topic... If you want to fix this problem, I suggest you resume...
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