(Word of the
Week: What Is Angler Phishing?
What is Angler
is the practice of masquerading as a customer service account on
social media, hoping to reach a disgruntled consumer.
About 55% of
such attacks last year targeted customers of financial
institutions, trying to lure victims into handing over access to
their personal data or account credentials.)
Recently on one of my computers I upgraded to 1803 with much of
the application software including AV way out of date, Edge comes
up to Welcome you to the new version for a tour. I don't
normally use Edge much as like the IE, security is poor. But
I opened a new tab to fetch something and before I knew it, I got
the screen at this link https://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/hack-attempt.pdf.
I was able to X out of the screen only after two some popup
overlays came up trying to get me to enter my data and continue.
Note the URL is an IP address versus a site domain name. It
left Edge frozen so only two options were possible, either shut
down (tried Start button and Window X Shut down didn't work) so
power down was one and the other was Task Manager and Edge was the
first in the list of processes, just right click on Edge and in
the drop-down menu, select End Process. This gave me control
back to restart on my terms. This is the first problem in 15
years and my other normal browsers have extra protections
preventing problems that are not available or don't work with
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