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Ultimate Photoshop downloads dangerous?

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#1 bytefright


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:51 AM

Hi, I wanted to download Ultimate Photoshop tutorials (included in the magazine Photoshop Tricks, Tips & Fixes) but when I tried to register on the Ultimate Photoshop website a Firefox warning popped up: "Firefox will display a lock icon with red strike-through 2015-11-17-12-13-18-2faa61.png in the address bar when a login page you’re viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers."  Does anyone know anything about this? The downloads are zipped. I scanned one with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes but with zero results. Still, I felt uncertain about opening it so deleted the download package and then emptied my Recycle Bin. Any suggestions as to how I proceed?

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#2 dantose


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

You're misinterpreting the warning. It's saying the connection isn't secure, not that the site hosting something bad. Think of it like sending a letter vs sending a post card. If you send a letter, the message is sealed and remains private. If you send a post card, anyone who happens to be around can read exactly what you wrote. So don't write anything you want to keep secret. 


It's absolutely essential that you NOT use any password you would use anywhere else nor enter any sensitive data. 

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