The 4903 Phishing Scams are back and Online Banking Institutions are the target
Want to avoid this scam? Of-course you do ... to block any web
content from these domains reaching your computer ...
1. Block the domains from within your Hosts file in Windows.
To do this,
First we would need to find the Hosts file ...
a. Go to your Windows directory using Windows Explorer and search
within that directory for a file called Hosts (no file extension!)
b. Open the Hosts file with a text editor (such as Notepad)
c. Add each of the two domains on separate lines so that the Hosts file looks
something like ...
|# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
This will completely block access from these domains to your
computer, but you must ensure that the file is saved without a file extension
- notepad will add .txt to it, if that happens, remove the file extension in
Windows Explorer using 'Rename' from the right click menu.
Here are some useful resources concerning the HOSTS file ...
1. Block these two domains from within your Firewall. However,
we recommend blocking using the Hosts file as this is
used above and before any other third party windows software.
Examples of the Spoof Emails ...