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Old 03-15-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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There was a email I received pretending to be Apple saying that my account needed to be updated. It was obviously not from Apple. They wanted me to click on a link and answer some questions. Would just opening the email get me infected.
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Sounds like a phishing attack. The sender was hoping you would open the link and answer the questions. Then they'd attempt to use your answers to gain access to your account via the password reset option on Apple's website.

If you did not click on the link or provide any personal information then your security would not have been compromised.
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There was a email I received pretending to be Apple saying that my account needed to be updated. It was obviously not from Apple. They wanted me to click on a link and answer some questions. Would just opening the email get me infected.
Opening an email is usually ok, there are some exceptions but never click a link or open any attachments.
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I checked my apple profile to make sure my device was the only one connected to that account
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You can look forward to getting a lot more of them if you opened the email.
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I didn't open the link just the email to see what it was about
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Good to hear that you were alert and didn't click the link
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