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Checking the Authenticity of an Adobe Flash Player E-Message I Received

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Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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I want to verify the authenticity of an emailed message I received moments ago. It's titled "Critical Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player for macOS" 

 

There are typos in the message and the hyperlinks come from "adobesystems.ga," which I don't recognize.

 

It recommends a download of a security bulletin #APSB19-46.

 

Is this a bona fide e-message from Adobe?

 

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LEGEND , Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019
The message may be based on facts but it’s certainly a trick. You would get a virus or worse. This is called Phishing. You can send a copy of the message to phishing@adobe.com. They might be able to close the site down if the .ga domain is open to complaints.  If if you want to get the latest Flash go to http://get.adobe.com/flash

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Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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Hi wcamp. I just came here to look into the very same email. 

 

You've spotted some of the same issues I did.  The hyperlinks from "adobesystems.ga" make this a "no fly zone" for me.  The wording of the email is VERY poor and there are so many spots where it's missing spaces between words.  

 

The more I look at this, the more certain I am it's fraudulent.  I would advise you to DEFINITELY NOT download this.

 

Just my two cents, of course.

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The message may be based on facts but it’s certainly a trick. You would get a virus or worse. This is called Phishing. You can send a copy of the message to phishing@adobe.com. They might be able to close the site down if the .ga domain is open to complaints. 

 

If if you want to get the latest Flash go to http://get.adobe.com/flash

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Jan 06, 2020 Jan 06, 2020

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@wcamp and @dcarters

 

What you describe are classical signs of malicious phishing emails.  And as @Test_Screen_Name, do not click on any links in the email.

 

If you still happen to have the email, see https://helpx.adobe.com/security/alertus.html for information on forwarding this type of email to Adobe for Adobe to follow-up on.

 

 

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