Poll Malware through mail

Discussion in 'General Security Discussions' started by Windows_Security, Dec 20, 2017.

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I rarely am confronted with malware through mail

  1. How often do you receive malware through mail?>

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. never

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. rarely ever

    19 vote(s)
    38.8%
  4. Few times a month

    12 vote(s)
    24.5%
  5. Few times a week

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Receiving malware on a daily basis

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. Windows_Security

    Windows_Security Level 13
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    #1 Windows_Security, Dec 20, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
    I was triggered by the latest McFee Threat report. The number of new malware is incredible high. Until 2016 I rarely encountered malware. Today (I have three email acounts, one private, one for my windows phone and one for my business) I receive nearly every day through my business email account.Sometimes I even get a poisoned document and a drive by download link a day.

    So I decided to change from hosting service (new service provider has auto-patch service for website and should have better email malware scanner). My ISP for home (Ziggo in the Netherlands) does a reasonable job compared to my business hosting service (Ziggo mail filter misses two malware mails a month on average). My outlook account (for my smartphone) hardly ever delivers a mail with malware.

    So I am wondering what the exeperience of other forum members is and set up this polll

    EDIT -
    SORRY MIS TYPED THE POLL, QUESTION SHOULD BE:
    HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECEIVE MALWARE THROUGH MAIL?
     
  2. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Level 6

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    I get them but they are easy to spot. Fedex, Bills for tickets etc, But my 3 email rules keep me safe. 1. No click links. 2 No Open attachments, 3. I get an attachment from someone I know, and wasn't expecting it, I call and confirm. Solves all the problems.

    Oh and those rules apply to both personal and business emails.
     
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  4. amico81

    amico81 Level 6

    Jan 10, 2017
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    I get some phishing mails from amazon and paypal....but they are all in my spam folder:
    Wish that i could send any ransomware to these computers from the spammers :devil:
     
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  5. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    luckily, I have never received any spam email with malwares for years, maybe very few text-only spam mails. Thanks to gmail strong spam filter
     
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  6. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
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    I open every email in plain text by default, if I trust it, I can open it in HTML with a simple double click. Attachments can not open by themselves, so that is settled.
     

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  7. Andy Ful

    Andy Ful Level 21

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    #7 Andy Ful, Dec 20, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
    Over 70% emails in my mailbox are advertisements and spam. I am using only online services. The first thing I always do after login to my mailbox is choosing the option to tick all emails for deleting and next, unticking some emails classified at first look as not advertisements and spam. So, after deleting, only a few emails are left for reading. I have a few friends, one bank, and some other email sources that are easy to recognize, so I never had a problem with malicious emails. I do not know how many of them were malicious, because I did not even open them.
     
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  8. russ0408

    russ0408 Level 4

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    Kaspersky free stopped a email I opened yesterday that was malicious. Don't remember the contents of the email I just finished smoking some of natures wonder. Thank God for Kaspersky though.
     
  9. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

    Oct 30, 2015
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    So far gmail has done pretty gd job to filter for me. Only some managed to pass through.
     
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  10. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

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    I only have spam of promotion pages.
    I'm crazy to find a malware to see how my configuration acts and how I respond ... But nothing does not work out.:p
     
  11. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
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    My Gmail spam folder is full of messages from people who want to give me millions of dollars. But I don't get actual malware. Too bad, because the malware is real, while the money offers are fake...
     
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  12. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

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    Same, I have a Protonmail account which I don't think I have ever got Malware or Spam on. My other one which is a Gmail account I usually get about 4 spam messages a day from Bank of America or something saying I have money waiting for me or I have won like 200k. :LOL:
     
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  13. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    When I had Bitdefender Total Security, and I ran a full scan, it said that I had malware in my mail:cry:
     
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  14. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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    I have never encountered malware through email. I would usually open spam email's attachment or link, but I just couldn't get any malware detection (from Kaspersky) or block (from AppGuard [Locked Down]). :cool:

    I knew that it was dangerous, but I had RollBack Rx that time. :cool:

    Now, I got tired of opening them, so I stopped hunting for malware from my email. :)
     
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  15. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    in many years ago when I have Yahoo mail,I infected with a malware I do't remember whats the name of that malware,but that malware lock my mouse in middle of monitor screen (I see a picture of a girl in a cage) ,after that I do't remember that I infected with this way.
    but I will recived spam (2 or 3 ) per week, I have three email accounts Yandex/Proton and a private Email service.
    my private mail recived spam but another one no :cool:
     
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  16. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    Yandex mail provide a lot of protection against spam and malware(they use dr.web)
    Fighting spam
     
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  17. Windows_Security

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    THANKS!

    I did not know this free emal ervice. Their opt-out seems fair. So what is their business model (it seems to good to be true)?

    --------------------------------GMX mailing opt out
    Our customers and users will occasionally receive newsletters or emails with information on products, services, or special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, GMX gives them the opportunity to opt-out from receiving these types of communications.
     
  18. Transhumana

    Transhumana Level 5

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    I rarely get any malware in my e-mail, it's probably few times a year and only on one of my hotmail accounts. Just yesterday I got one after a long time. It's a fake paypal message with .pdf document attached. I might download and open it in VM to see what it was, just for fun.
    My dad, on the other hand, gets at least 4 or 5 and sometimes even over a dozen of those e-mails daily on his account by one Croatian provider. Usually it's necurs downloader hidden in them.
     
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  19. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    I never got any email from them! but there are some ads(not ads but news) on the main page.I blocked them with Adguard and Yandex:notworthy:
     
  20. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
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    I receive phishing emails multiple times every month. I do get sent malware, but not as often. Kudos to Gmail spam filter though, it is extremely good at blocking such emails
     
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