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Tech Support Phishing Scam Spam

!There is a new spam email going around claiming to be from your domain tech support and asking you to click on a link. See example below.

Spam emails such as this are PHISHING SCAMS! Such emails are used to commit identity theft, or compromise users' machines or personal information.

stopEmbedding your domain makes this email look more legit, but it is NOT. If you get this email DO NOT click on the links. DO NOT reply!

Any email address can be SPOOFED (imitated). When in doubt, check first!

NEVER click links provided in emails or pop-up messages asking you to verify your information.

If you receive an email that appears "phishy" and are unsure if it's legitimate, and it is not listed below, please report it to me.

Also note that any legitimate email from Kahl Consultants will always include my name and address at the bottom.

All the best,
Alex Kahl

P.S. Learn more about this particular scam here:

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=7333
http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=174aeb93b8d642c2cddfd9c50b0015c9

And learn more about PHISHING here:
http://www.whoswatchingcharlottesville.com/phishing.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing


PHISHING EXAMPLE
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Dear user of the yourdomain.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) settings were changed In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following link:

http://yourdomain.com/owa/service_directory/settings.php?email=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.&from=yourdomain.com&fromname=yourname

Best regards, yourdomain.com Technical Support.
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END OF PHISHING EXAMPLE


Help Manila Typhoon Victims

Philippines, September 2009: Typhoon Tragedy

Much of Metro Manila was flooded due to tropical storm Ondoy (internationally known as "Ketsana"). Typhoon Ondoy dumped more than 30 inches of rain onto Manila in one day. This was the worst storm to hit Manila since 1967.

See the devastating videos and pictures of this tragedy:

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/

http://www.ireport.com/

http://online.wsj.com/

Please help the victims in Manila with donations of cash and kind.


How You Can Help In the USA
Red Cross Tel 1 800 435 7669
Even $20 per person will help victims who are in need of the most basic necessities.

Ways You Can Help In the Philippines
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/

 

 


Share Large Files - for free!

Need to SHARE A LARGE FILE? Want to send a LARGE file to colleagues or friends? But you don't have server space or are not familiar with FTP? And email only works reliable for files under 10 MB. Burning files to DVD and sending them by snail mail takes too long... what to do?

Use a websites that let you SHARE LARGE FILES for free!

Try any of these file sharing sites:

http://pipebytes.com/
(currently no file size limit)

http://www.filedropper.com/
(max 5 GB)

http://megaupload.com/
(max 1024 MB)

http://turboupload.com/
(max 400 MB)

http://www.filefactory.com/
(max 300 MB)

http://www.yousendit.com/
(max 100 MB)

http://www.4shared.com/
(max 100 MB)

http://www.yourfilehost.com/
(max 25 MB)

Note: Use at your own risk. Read the file print. Uploading files takes considerably longer than downloading, so be patient! The maximum file size is subject to change regularly, so check first before uploading.


Kahl Consultants comes clean with San Rafael Clean!

San Rafael CleanKahl Consultants has come clean! We have taken the Clean Business Pledge and are a proud member of San Rafael Clean, a local business organization.

Businesses can join San Rafael Clean to help beautify and reinvigorate our local business corridors, creating a more inviting and environmentally friendly experience for customers and the community.

Here is the Clean Business Pledge:

  • I pledge to keep my business clean and free from debris, including my landscaping, the sidewalks and public area surrounding my business.
  • I pledge to have adequate trash and recycling bins and pick up for my business functions and my customers.
  • I pledge to educate my employees about proper disposal of trash, the need for a clean business, and provide ample options for disposal of trash including cigarette butts
  • I pledge to know and follow all city codes with regard to my business.
  • I pledge to acknowledge my participation as a Clean Business to my employees, business partners, customers and the general public by displaying brochures, window decals, or other Clean Campaign marketing materials, and in any way I can.

 If you are a business in San Rafael, California, please take the San Rafael Clean pledge!