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#1 Dhirschman

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:03 PM

I received 2 JPEG files from someone I knew. I tried to open them and they did not open. The next thing I know my email contacts are notifying me they are getting emails from me with the same 2 files. Does anyone know anything about this. It started yesterday. I think it came from a google account. I am using iPads on the road.


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 23 May 2015 - 06:36 PM.
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

Are you sure the files were actually JPEGs? They could be disguised malware. You know, a .exe file with the name something.jpeg.exe.

 

Could you upload the two files to a host like Zippyshare and share them with us?


Edited by ransomwolf, 23 May 2015 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 07:26 PM

Some types of malware may disguise itself by hiding a file extension or by adding double file extensions and/or space(s) in the file's name to hide the real extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge).
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Posted 24 May 2015 - 02:55 AM

The person that sent the files to me, seems to think it has something to do with Google Chrome. Google Chrome sent me a message that someone in Asia was using my google account. I immediately changed my google password. We are going to be changing all our passwords today.




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