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FYI: Possible Phishing Threat.


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While checking out lockon.ru tonight, my computer was hi-hacked to a fake site. I could not get all of the information, but there was something about "snake oil" in the address bar. I had to disconnect my machine from the web and reinstall Norton System Works. What ever happened corrupted Norton Antivirus.

 

I am using Firefox just now to post this and view the web. I haven't tried IE again yet. Might be just my problem, but I thought it might be good to let some people know, just in case.

 

Regards,

 

Greg

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I don't know if this is a phishing treat. This is the message I got when I tried to log on with Opera browser:

 

- The server's name "lockon.ru" does not match the certificate's name "www.lockon.ru". Somebody may be trying to eavesdrop on you.

- The certificate for "www.lockon.ru" is signed by the unknown Certificate Authority "Snake Oil CA". It is not possible to verify that this is a valid certificate

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It was not hi-jacked to a fake site.

More details in this thread (which is missing a title)

http://forum.lockon.ru/showthread.php?t=7268

 

The SnakeOil certificate is supposed to be testing certificate for the Apache SSL Mod.

What you're seeing - the warning - is because ED hasnt yet got a unique certificate from a real CA (certificate authority).

 

Nothing sinister going on .....

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And there's no real reason for them to get one from a 'real CA' which jsut costs time and money, and means little.

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It was not hi-jacked to a fake site.

More details in this thread (which is missing a title)

http://forum.lockon.ru/showthread.php?t=7268

 

The SnakeOil certificate is supposed to be testing certificate for the Apache SSL Mod.

What you're seeing - the warning - is because ED hasnt yet got a unique certificate from a real CA (certificate authority).

 

Nothing sinister going on .....

Thanks for the information. Must just be a coincidence on the problems with my pc.

 

Greg

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So, we should then install this certificate?

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