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?
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 email@example.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
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.