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Security Breach -- realitychance.com

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I got a phishing e-mail on my mail.yahoo.com webmail interface. I deleted it but immediately received the following warning from Bitdefender:

Suspicious connection blocked 8 minutes ago

Feature: Online Threat Prevention

firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an untrusted certificate to realitychance.com. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since untrusted certificates are issued by unrecognized Certificate Authorities.

Kinda weird that an e-mail where I didn't click any link is still able to manipulate my browser like that!

I got a phishing e-mail on my mail.yahoo.com webmail interface. I deleted it but immediately received the following warning from Bitdefender: Suspicious connection blocked 8 minutes ago Feature: Online Threat Prevention firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an untrusted certificate to realitychance.com. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since untrusted certificates are issued by unrecognized Certificate Authorities. Kinda weird that an e-mail where I didn't click any link is still able to manipulate my browser like that!

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Because you already clicked the email and got infected already. Your going to have to go online to search how to remove this infection.

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No infection was detected by Bitdefender or Windows Security. It's the ATTEMPT that concerns me.

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If the certificate was not valid, then Firefox wouldn't have loaded the content, either. I'm not sure Bitdefender made a difference in this case.

But why was there a request in the first place? I have a thought:

Does your email immediately show embedded images in a message preview? Images embedded in messages (or other web pages) need to be requested from the server, and can trigger that kind of block.

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